23,000 (1983 census). 1,280 in Lingonda.
Equateur Province, Sud Ubangi, Kungu territory, Bomboma collectivité between Bomboma and Bokonzi villages: Lingonda, Ebuku, Makengo, Ndzubele, Motuba villages. 7 villages.
Bokonzi, Ebuku, Likaw, Lingonda. The Likaw in Budjala Territory, southwest of Budjala, are reportedly ethnically identical with Bomboma and have good intercomprehension. Lexical similarity: 93% with the Ebuku and Lingonda dialects.
Most also use Lingala [lin].