Angola Languages

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The languages in Angola are those originally spoken by the different ethnic groups and Portuguese, introduced during the Portuguese colonial era. The most widely spoken indigenous languages are Umbundu, Kimbundu and Kikongo. Portuguese is the official language of the country. [1]

List of the Languages of Angola

Word List(s)[edit | edit source]

Alphabet and Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Language Aids and Dictionaries[edit | edit source]

Language Aids


  • Yeno Mansoni Matuka, Kikongo-English/ English-Kikongo (Kongo) Dictionary and Phrasebook, Hippocrene Books, Incorporated 2021 - Available at WorldCat
  • Amandus Johnson, Mbundu English-Portuguese dictionary, Philadelphia, Pa. : International Print. Co., 1931 - Available at WorldCat
  • Amandus Johnson, Mbundu : (Kimbundu) English - Portuguese dictionary, Philadelphia : Internat. Print, 1930 - Available at WorldCat

Online Dictionaries

Additional Resources[edit | edit source]

  • W Martin James, Historical dictionary of Angola, Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 2018 - Available at WorldCat
  • Bernardo Sipiali Sacanene, Analysis of the Angolanisms in the Contemporary Dictionary of Portuguese Language, Diacrítica : 2019 - Available at WorldCat
  • Angola: Language Situation, n.p. : n.p., n.d. - Available at WorldCat

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Angola," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 2 Apr 2021.