1,160,000 (1987 SIL).
Mainly between Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire.
3 (Wider communication). Statutory language of national identity (2002, Constitution, Article 6), recognized as lingua franca.
Similar to Kituba [ktu] of Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Main language of the south and one of the 2 national languages.
Main language of the south.