Dibole

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A language of Congo

Alternate Names
Babole, Southern Bomitaba
Population

4,000 (Leitch 2004). 800 monolinguals (Leitch 2004). Ethnic population: 4,000.

Location

Northeast, south Epena district, 16 villages.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Central Dibole (Kinami), Northern Dibole (Dzeke), Southern Dibole (Bouanila).

Language Use

All domains (Leitch 2004). Positive attitudes (Leitch 2004). Use Lingala [lin] with non-Babole. Also use French [fra].

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.