Mbali language

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Mbali
Native to Angola
Language codes
ISO 639-3 (covered by Umbundu)
Glottolog None
R.103[1]

Mbali (Olumbali, Kimbari) is a minor Bantu language of Angola, spoken on the coast on the southern edge of the large Umbundu-speaking area and the northern end of the uninhabited Namib desert. Its classification is unclear. Arends et al. suggest it might turn out to be a Kimbundu–Umbundu mixed language, though it is nowhere near Kimbundu territory.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  2. ^ Arends, Muysken, & Smith (1995), Pidgins and Creoles: An Introduction