Kituba

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A language of Congo

Alternate Names
Kikoongo, Monokutuba, Munukutuba
Population

1,160,000 (1987 SIL).

Location

Mainly between Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire.

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Language Status

3 (Wider communication). Statutory language of national identity (2002, Constitution, Article 6), recognized as lingua franca.

Dialects

None known. Reportedly similar to Kituba [ktu] of Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Language Use

Main language of the south and one of the 2 national languages. Also use French [fra].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 5%-10%. Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%. NT: 2005.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Main language of the south.