Kuvale language

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Native to Angola
Language codes
ISO 639-3 olu
Glottolog kuva1243[1]

Kuvale is a southern Bantu language spoken in Angola, in the middle of a large Umbundu-speaking area. It has traditionally been considered a dialect of Herero; however, Ethnologue no longer lists it among Herero dialects,[3] and Maho (2009) has moved it from Bantu Zone R.30 to Zone R.10, which includes Umbundu and a few smaller languages.[2]


  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Kuvale". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  2. ^ a b Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  3. ^ Compare Herero at Ethnologue (15th ed., 2005)
    and Herero at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)