Mbowe language

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Mbume language)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Native toZambia
RegionOkavango River
Native speakers
460 (2010 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3mxo

Mbowe (Esimbowe[1]) is a Bantu language of Zambia.

Maho (2009) lists K.321 Mbume and K.322 Liyuwa as distinct but closely related languages.[3] Mbowe had once been classified as a dialect of the divergent Luyana language.


  1. ^ a b Mbowe at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Mbowe". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ a b Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online

External links[edit]