Umbundu is a Bantu language spoken in Angola. It is estimated that there are about 1.5 million speakers of Umbundu, making it one of the more widely spoken languages in Angola.
Umbundu is closely related to other Bantu languages, such as Kikongo and Chokwe. The language has a rich oral tradition, and is often used in storytelling.
Umbundu has a number of dialects, which can be divided into two groups: those of the north and those of the south. The northern dialects are more commonly spoken, and are considered to be the standard form of the language.
The Umbundu language is written using the Latin alphabet, with a few additional letters to represent certain sounds. There is no standard orthography, and different writers may use different spellings for the same word.