Ndombe language

Native toAngola
Native speakers
22,300 (2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3ndq

Ndombe (Dombe) is a Bantu language of Angola. It was assigned by Guthrie to Bantu group R.10, which apart from Umbundu Pfouts (2003) established as part of the Kavango–Southwest branch of Bantu.[3] Though not specifically addressed, Ndombe may be in that branch as well.

There is no standard form of Ndombe,[4] nor an established writing system.[5]


  1. ^ Ndombe at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  3. ^ Nurse & Phillipson 2003
  4. ^ ethnologue (ed.). "Ndombe in the Language Cloud". Retrieved 22 January 2015.
  5. ^ Ethnologue (ed.). "Ndombe". Retrieved 22 January 2015.