Languages of Angola

Languages of Angola

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Using the data from the 1983 census of Angola, Portuguese is both the official and predominant language, as it is spoken in the homes of about two-thirds of the population and as a second language by many more throughout the country. Of the 60% Portuguese native speakers, half could speak only Portuguese, while the other half spoke a Bantu language as a second tongue. However, this source cannot be considered as reliable. In fact, the proportion of people who speak Portuguese as their sole language is considerably lower; according to current estimates, it is about one third. More than 50% of the Angolans speak Bantu languages as their first languages, and a tiny minority Khoisan languages, while some 15% speakt them as second language, although younger urban generations are moving towards the exclusive use of Portuguese. The most spoken Bantu languages are Umbundu, Kimbundu, and Kikongo.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 277g
  • Cred Press
  • Saarbrucken, Germany
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136779641
  • 9786136779645