Ngbandi, Southern

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Alternate Names
Mbati, Mongbandi, Mongwandi, Ngbandi-Ngiri, Ngbandi-Sud, Ngwandi
Population

105,000.

Location

Equateur Province, Businga, Budjala, Kungu, and Libenge territories.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Different enough from Northern Ngbandi [ngb] that separate literature is needed.

Language Use

Positive attitudes. Most also use Lingala [lin].

Language Development
NT: 1987.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Villages interspersed with Mbandja villages. Christian.