Chuwabu language

Chuwabo (Echuwabo), also spelled Cuabo and Txuwabo, is a Bantu language spoken along the central coast of Mozambique.

Native toMozambique
Native speakers
970,000 (2006)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3Either:
chw – Chuwabo
cwb – Maindo
Glottologchuw1238  Chuwabu
main1272  Maindo

Maindo, though customarily considered a separate language, is close enough to be a dialect of Chuwabo.


  1. ^ Chuwabo at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
    Maindo at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  • Guérois, Rozenn (2015). A grammar of Cuwabo (Mozambique, Bantu P34) (PhD thesis). Université Lumière Lyon 2. hdl:1854/LU-8561497.