Laari

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A language of Congo

Alternate Names
Kilari, Laadi, Ladi, Lari
Population

90,600 in Congo (2000).

Location

South Pool department: west and northwest of Brazzaville; Bouenza department: Mouyondzi district.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Ghaangala (Hangala, Kighaangala), Laari de Biiza , Laari de Kinkala. A member of macrolanguage Kongo [kon].

Language Use

Laari has become an informal trade language among youth in Brazzaville, spoken by many non-ethnic Laari in the city (2014 SIL). All ages. Also use Kituba [mkw].

Language Development
New media. Dictionary. NT: 2009.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian, Muslim.

Laari

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