Published November 30, 2017
This video was recorded by Stéfane Helder in Luanda Province, Angola, where António lives and works. The Kimbundu language is spoken by as many as four million people, primarily in the Luanda, Bengo, and Malanje provinces of the southern African nation of Angola. It is one of the country’s most widely spoken Bantu languages, having contributed significantly to the vocabulary of both Angolan and Brazilian Portuguese. Though Portuguese is Angola’s sole language of administration, Kimbundu is a recognized ‘national language’ alongside Kikongo, Chokwe, Umbundu, Nganguela and Kwanyama.