Mashi language

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For the language of Nigeria, see Naki language.
Mashi
Native to Zambia, Angola
Native speakers
22,000  (2000–2010)[1]
Dialects
Mashi
North Kwandu
South Kwandu
Language codes
ISO 639-3 mho
Glottolog mash1267[2]
K.34[3]

Mashi (Kamaxi), or Kwandu, is a Bantu language of Zambia and Angola. It was assigned by Guthrie to Bantu group K.30, which Pfouts (2003) established as part of the Kavango–Southwest branch of Bantu.[4] Though not specifically addressed, Mashi may be in that family as well.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mashi at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Mashi (Zambia)". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  4. ^ Nurse & Phillipson 2003