Kimbundu is a Bantu language spoken in Angola. It is estimated that there are 1.6 million speakers of Kimbundu, making it one of the most widely spoken languages in Angola. Kimbundu is also spoken in parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Namibia.
Kimbundu is a tonal language, meaning that the meaning of a word can change depending on the pitch of the speaker's voice. There are two main dialects of Kimbundu: Northern Kimbundu and Southern Kimbundu.
Kimbundu has been influenced by Portuguese, the language of Angola's colonial rulers. Many words in Kimbundu are of Portuguese origin, such as "bola" (ball), "escola" (school), and "telefone" (telephone).
The Kimbundu alphabet consists of 27 letters, including 14 vowels. The language is written using a Latin alphabet.
Kimbundu is a rich and expressive language. It has been used in literature, music, and film. One of the most famous works of literature in Kimbundu is the epic poem "Mwindo's Journey", which tells the story of a young man's journey to find his destiny.