Mbali language

Mbali (Olumbali, Kimbari) is a minor Bantu language of Angola, spoken on the coast on the southern edge of the large Umbundu-speaking area and the northern end of the uninhabited Namib desert. Its classification is unclear. Arends et al. suggest it might turn out to be a Kimbundu–Umbundu mixed language, though it is nowhere near Kimbundu territory.[2]

Native toAngola
Language codes
ISO 639-3(covered by Umbundu)


  1. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  2. ^ Arends, Muysken, & Smith (1995), Pidgins and Creoles: An Introduction

Mbali may refer to

Mbali language, a minor Bantu language of Angola

Mbali Mpofu (born 1990), South African water polo player

Mbali Ntuli (born c. 1988), South African politician

Official language
National languages


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