Kimbundu languages

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Northern Mbundu
Linguistic classification: Niger–Congo
Glottolog: mbun1247[1]

The Kimbundu languages are a group of Bantu languages coded Zone H.20 in Guthrie's classification. According to Nurse & Philippson (2003), they probably form a valid node, though this is still uncertain, and Songo may be related to the Teke languages. They are:

Kimbundu (Mbundu), Sama, Bolo,

Songo is often considered to be a dialect of Kimbundu, but actually appears to be one of the Teke languages.


  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Kimbundu". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 


  • Nurse & Philippson (2003), The Bantu Languages.