Fwe language

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Region Okavango River, Namibia
Native speakers
10,200 (2006)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 fwe
Glottolog fwee1238[2]

Fwe, or Chifwe, is a Bantu language spoken by 10,000 people along the Okavango River in Namibia and in the Western Province in Zambia. It is closely related to Kuhane, and is one of several Bantu languages of the Okavango which have click consonants.


  1. ^ Fwe at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Fwe". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online