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A language of Democratic Republic of the Congo

ISO 639-3: bxg

Population Few first-language speakers.
Region Orientale Province.
Alternate names   Ngala
Dialects Related to Lusengo and Lingala. There is a trend toward becoming more like Lingala.
Classification Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Northwest, C, Bangi-Ntomba (C.40), Lusengo
Language use Trade language. 3,500,000 second-language speakers (1991 UBS).
Language development Bible: 1953–1995.