Lingala
Ngala
lingála
Country Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic,
Region Congo River
Speakers
  • Native speakers: Estimates range from 10 to 15 million speakers (2017)
  • L2 speakers: 25 million speakers (2017)
 (2017)
Family
Dialects
Writing
African reference alphabet (Latin), Mandombe
AreaWidespread in Bandundu, Equateur, and Orientale provinces, southeast Orientale. Also in Central African Republic, Congo.
Language Sites
ISO 639-1 ln
ISO 639-2 lin
ISO 639-3 lin
Glottolog ling1263
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Geographic distribution of Lingala speakers, showing regions of native speakers (dark green) and other regions of use
Type Date Title Vernacular ID Links