Kuvale language

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Native to Angola
Ethnicity 70,000 (2015)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 olu
Glottolog kuva1243[2]

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,[4] and Maho (2009) has moved it from Bantu Zone R.30 to Zone R.10, which includes Umbundu and a few smaller languages.[3]


  1. ^ Kuvale language at Ethnologue (19th ed., 2016)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Kuvale". 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
  4. ^ Compare Herero at Ethnologue (15th ed., 2005)
    and Herero at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)