Holoholo language

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Native toDR Congo
Native speakers
16,000 (2002)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3hoo

Holoholo is a Bantu language of DR Congo and formerly in Tanzania spoken by the Holoholo people on either side of Lake Tanganyika. Classification is uncertain, but it may belong with the Takama group (Nurse 2003:169).

Maho (2009) classifies D281 Tumbwe (Etumbwe) and D282 Lumbwe as closest to Holoholo. Neither has an ISO code.[3]


  1. ^ Holoholo at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Holoholo". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ a b Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  • Nurse & Philippson (2003), The Bantu Languages.