Gilima

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Population

12,000 (1984 census).

Location

Equateur Province, Sud Ubangi, north Libenge territory in 3 groups: Bogon north, Mbanza-Balakpa southeast, and Bandi southwest.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Similar to Ngbaka Ma’bo [nbm].

Language Use

Few use Lingala [lin]. Gilima is encroaching on Mbandja [zmz], Ngbaka [nga], and Ngbaka Ma’bo [nbm] in Libenge zone north of Zongo. Older adults speak Mbandja or Ngbaka.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: Low.
Other Comments

May be in Central African Republic.