Khwe Language

Khwe also known as Khwedam or Kxoe is a definitely endangered language spoken in Angola, Botswana, Namibia, South africa and Zambia by the Barkwena|Barakwengo|Mbarakwena people.

It belongs to the Khoe group of languages which also includes Khoemana language.

The language has 3 dialects; Buga, Ani and Xo-kwe.

Languages such as IsiZulu and IsiXhosa adapted the click sound from the Khoe languages and introduced them into their phonology.

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