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, and Maho (2009) has moved it from Bantu Zone R.30 to Zone R.10, which includes Umbundu and a few smaller languages.
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Kuvale". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
- Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
- Compare Herero at Ethnologue (15th ed., 2005)
and Herero at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
Note: The Guthrie classification is geographic and its groupings do not imply a relationship between the languages within them.
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