Mbundu


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Mbun·du

 (əm-bo͝on′do͞o)
n. pl. Mbundu or Mbun·dus
1. A member of a Bantu people inhabiting southern and central Angola. Also called Ovimbundu.
2. The Bantu language of this people. Also called Umbundu.
3. A member of a Bantu people inhabiting northern Angola. Also called Ndongo.
4. The Bantu language of this people. Also called Kimbundu.

Mbun•du

(ˈbʊn du, əmˈbʊn-)

n., pl. -dus, (esp. collectively) -du.
1.
a. a member of an African people or group of peoples of N Angola.
b. the Bantu language of the Mbundu.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Mbundu - an ethnic group speaking Umbundu and living in western AngolaMbundu - an ethnic group speaking Umbundu and living in western Angola
ethnic group, ethnos - people of the same race or nationality who share a distinctive culture
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Typologically homogenous, Kikongo was spoken by the Bakongo people of the former Congo Kingdom; Kimbundu by the Mbundu (or Ambundu) people of Central Angola; and Umbundu by the Ovimbundu people near the port of Benguela (Bonvini and Petter 1998:73; Castro 2001:34-37).
According to Faustin Mbundu, Chairman of PSF, this role comes under its restructuring process.
Les jongueiros, les gens qui pratiquent le jongo, utilisent beaucoup de mots d'origine kongo, mbundu ou ovimbundu (Slenes 1982) au moment de "jeter un ponto >> (8).