Nsongo language

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Not to be confused with the Songo (Nsong, Ntsuo) variety of Yansi.
Native to Angola
Native speakers
unknown (50,000 cited 1978)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 nsx
Glottolog nson1238[2]

Songo (Nsongo) is a Bantu language of Angola. It is similar to North Mbundu, and is often considered a dialect of that language. However, this may be a regional influence; it's been proposed that Nsongo is closest to the Teke languages and their relatives (Nurse 2003).


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