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 (o͝om-bo͝on′do͞o, əm-)
See Mbundu.


(ˈbʊn du, əmˈbʊn-)

n., pl. -dus, (esp. collectively) -du.
a. a member of an African people or group of peoples of N Angola.
b. the Bantu language of the Mbundu.
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Noun1.Umbundu - a Bantu language spoken in AngolaUmbundu - a Bantu language spoken in Angola  
Bantoid language, Bantu - a family of languages widely spoken in the southern half of the African continent
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El nombre proviene de "soma" termino que tiene su origen de la lengua nacional umbundu.
According to Ndonga (personal communication, January 2008), Professor of African Languages and Linguistics, Agustino Neto University, Luanda, Angola), these languages include kiKongo, kiMbundu, uMbundu, Cokwe, Ngangela, Luvale, oshiKwanyama, and otjiHerero, Fyote, Songo, Mbangala, Lunda, Ndembo, Nyaneka and Ngoya.
Soyo Zaire Recognised Kikongo, Chokwe, Umbundu, national languages Kimbundu, Ganguela, Kwanyama Ethnic Groups Ovimbundu 36% (2000) Ambundu 25% Bakongo 13% other African 22% Mestizo 2% Chinese 1% European 1% Demonym Angolan Government Unitary Presidential Republic President Jose Eduardo dos Santos Vice President Manuel Vicente Legislature National Assembly Independence From Portugal, on 11th November 1975 Size of the country Land Mass 1,246,700 [km.
Es un pais plurilinguistico, siendo el portugues considerado la lengua oficial para la comunicacion entre los angolanos, aunque existen otras lenguas nacionales, por ejemplo: Umbundu, Kimbundu, Kikongo, Tchokwe e N'gangela (Ministerio de Educacion de la Republica de Angola, 2003).
This consignment consists of Bibles in Otjiherero, Rukwangali, Silozi, Umbundu, Luchazi, Portuguese and English.
I am the one pushed aside, because I do not follow the blood of my Kimbundu mother, or the blood of my Umbundu father .
In the period between 2004 and 2010 the government introduced, in an experimental way, seven vernacular languages, namely Cokwe, Kimbundo, Kikongo, Oxikwanyama, Olunyaneka, Umbundu, Nganguela.
Also through the Henderson family, we made contact with Frank Collins, a linguistics scholar and child of missionaries from a nearby station; Collins's knowledge of Umbundu provided a key to places in Arnott's writing where, after studying the language, she sometimes incorporated local phrases we had been unable to decode.
Just 30 seconds after arriving at the sprawling and impressive Olympic Park media centre, an Angolan journalist, having rattled away into his mobile at a furious pace in heavily accented Umbundu (the most widely spoken indigenous language, apparently), nudged me and declared in English: "I'll be asking you a question in a moment.
5 41 Umbundu Kimbudu Kikongo Tchocwe Portugues Argelia (1) 34.
English, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese, Ukrainian, Indonesian/Balinese, Hindi, Italian, Russian, Arabic, Bengali, Creole, Vietnamese, Quechua, German, Masai, Dutch, Catalan, Tajik, Pushto, Umbundu dialogue)
Languages: Portuguese (official), Umbundu, Kimbundu, Kikongo, and others.