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Kimbundu

[kim-boo n-doo] /kɪmˈbʊn du/
noun
1.
a Bantu language of northern Angola.
Also called Mbundu.
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  • They are well up in the use of the Portuguese language, and in the Kimbundu.

    Stanley in Africa James P. Boyd
  • So with them it would be tautology to say Kimbundu language.

    Stanley in Africa James P. Boyd
  • The Portuguese know this characteristic tree of the coast-land and the interior as imbondeiro (from mbondo in Kimbundu).

  • He is a holy young man, a good linguist in Portuguese and Kimbundu, and is doing a good work.

    Stanley in Africa James P. Boyd
  • None are called on to pray, but voluntarily they all lead in turn, some in English, some in Portuguese and some in Kimbundu.

    Stanley in Africa James P. Boyd

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