Holoholo language

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Holoholo
Kalanga
Native to DR Congo
Native speakers
16,000  (2002)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 hoo
Glottolog holo1240[2]
D.28[3]

Holoholo is a Bantu language of DR Congo and formerly in Tanzania spoken by the Holoholo people on either side of Lake Tanganyika. Classification is uncertain, but it may belong with the Takama group (Nurse 2003:169).

Maho (2009) classifies D281 Tumbwe (Etumbwe) and D282 Lumbwe as closest to Holoholo. Neither has an ISO code.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holoholo at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Holoholo". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ a b Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  • Nurse & Philippson (2003), The Bantu Languages.