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Population

6,000 (1983 census).

Location

Equateur Province, Sud Ubangi, Kungu territory, Mwanda collectivité, between Ngiri and Mwanda rivers in swamp lands: 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.