Havu language

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Native toDemocratic Republic of Congo
RegionSud-Kivu Province
Native speakers
510,000 (2002)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3hav

Havu (or Haavu or Kihavu) is a Bantu language of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is spoken mainly in the Idjwi and Kalehe territories of Sud-Kivu Province, in the east of the DRC.[4] It is closely related to the Shi language.


  1. ^ Havu at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Havu". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  4. ^ "Ethnologue". Retrieved 28 March 2013.