|Native to||Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia|
|1.0 million (1990–1991)|
Official language in
|Angola (national language)|
|Regulated by||Instituto de Línguas Nacionais|
Chokwe is the Bantu language spoken by the Chokwe people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola and Zambia. It is recognized as a national language of Angola, where about 456,000 people spoke it in 1991. Another half a million speakers lived in the Congo in 1990, and some 44,200 in Zambia in 1986. Angola's Instituto de Línguas Nacionais (National Languages Institute) has established spelling rules for Chokwe with a view to facilitate and promote its use. It is used as a lingua franca in eastern Angola.
- Chokwe at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
- Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
- Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Chokwe". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
- Ethnologue report for Chokwe, retrieved on 2010-03-30.
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