Hunde language

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Native toDemocratic Republic of Congo
EthnicityHunde people
Native speakers
(200,000 cited 1980)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3hke

Hunde (Kihunde; also Kobi, Rukobi) is a Great Lakes Bantu language spoken by the Hunde people in Nord-Kivu province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is primarily spoken in the area around the towns of Masisi and Rutshuru.[4] There are also some speakers in neighbouring Rwanda and southwestern Uganda.


  1. ^ Hunde at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Hunde". 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. ^ "Hunde". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2017-07-20.