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Population

6,000 (1983 census).

Location

Equateur province: Sud Ubangi, Kungu territory, Mwanda collectivité, between Ngiri and Mwanda rivers, Lokay, Molunga, Maboko, and Moliba villages.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Lokay, Maboko, Moliba, Molunga. Comprehension of Lifunga dialect of Bamwe [bmg] very high. Lexical similarity: 6% with Lifunga dialect of Bamwe [bmg].

Language Use

Most also use Lingala [lin], except the oldest women. Other women speak only market Lingala.