Gbaya, Southwest

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Alternate Names
Gbaya Sud-Ouest
Population

220,000 (2007 SIL).

Location

Haute-Sangha Prefecture, Berbérati, Carnot, and Gamboula subprefectures; Sangha Prefecture, Nola subprefecture; Nana-Mambere Prefecture, Baboua and Baoro subprefectures.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Biyanda (Bianda), Bokare (Bokari), Bosoko (Bossouka, Mbusuku), Budamono, Buli (Boli), Mbakolo (Yasua), Mbombeleng, Mbondomo (Mbodomo), Mboundja (Mbunza), Toongo, Yangele. A member of macrolanguage Gbaya [gba].

Language Use

Also use Sango [sag]. Used as L2 by Kako [kkj].

Language Development
NT: 2005.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].