Havu language

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Not to be confused with Hawu language.
Native to Democratic Republic of Congo
Region Sud-Kivu Province
Native speakers
510,000  (2002)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 hav
Glottolog havu1238[2]

Havu or Haavu 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 very close to the Shi language.


  1. ^ Havu at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Havu". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  4. ^ "Ethnologue". Retrieved 28 March 2013.