||350,000 in Central African Republic (1988 census). Population includes 24,573 Sango Riverain. Population total all countries: 404,000.
||Scattered. Not in Cameroon. Also spoken in Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
||A rapidly spreading creole derived from Ngbandi. Lexical similarity 51% with French, 49% from African languages. However, the African-based words are used more frequently.
||Creole, Ngbandi based
||National language. 1,600,000 second-language speakers. More men than women speak it as second language. All domains. Spoken and written for informal use, used for instruction in community schools, in public schools when students do not understand French, church and mission publications.
||Radio programs. TV. Bible: 1966.