Mongo-Nkundu

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Alternate Names
Lomongo, Mongo
Population

400,000 (1995).

Location

South half Equateur Province, northeast Bandundu Province.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Bukala (Kala), Ekonda Mongo (Lomongo), Konda (Ekonda, Lokonda, Lokwala), Kutu (Bakutu), Longo (Bolongo), Longombe, Mpama, Nkundo (Lolo, Lonkundo, Lonkundu, Nkundu), Ntomba-Bikoro, Ntomba-Inongo, Panga (Buli, Ipanga, South Nkundo, Titu), Wangata, Yalima (Yajima). Dialect or language subgroup: Lalia [lal], Mongo-Nkundu, Ngando, and Ombo [oml]. Longombe dialect, spoken along Boende-to-Wema road, is most similar to the Bakutu dialect. Ntomba-Inongo, Ntomba-Bikoro, and Konda dialects may be separate languages. Konda is in Equateur Province, southern Equateur district, and in Bandundu Province, Mai-Ndombe district, Kiri territory. In Mbandaka, they call their dialect, Lonkundo.

Language Use

More and more also use Lingala [lin].

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 1930.
Writing
Latin script.