Bolo language

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Bolo
Ngoya
Kibala
Native to Angola
Native speakers
2,600 (2000)[1]
Dialects
  • Ipala (Kibala)
  • Hebó
  • Ucela
  • Mbwĩ
  • Bolo
  • Sende
Language codes
ISO 639-3 blv
Glottolog bolo1261[2]
H.23[3]

Bolo, also known as Ngoya and Kibala, is a Bantu language of Angola that is closely related to Kimbundu.

Name[edit]

The only name for the language as a whole, 'Ngoya', was originally pejorative, though it is becoming increasingly accepted. 'Kibala' is the Umbundu name for the central dialect, Ipala. 'Bolo' is a peripheral dialect.

Varieties[edit]

Dialects are Ipala, Hebó, Ucela, Mbwĩ, Bolo and Sende.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bolo at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Bolo". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online