Ndaka

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Alternate Names
Indaaka, Ndaaka
Population

25,000 (1994 SIL).

Location

Orientale Province, Ituri district, Mambasa territory, Bandaka collectivité, along Bunia to NiaNia road.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Only 1 dialect. Lexical similarity: 87% with Mbo [zmw]; 85% with Budu [buu]; 76% with Vanuma [vau]; 73% with Nyali [nlj]; 30% with Komo [kmw]; 22% with Bhele [bhy], Kaiku [kkq], Bila [bip], and Bera [brf].

Language Use

Also use French [fra]. Used as L2 by Beeke [bkf].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 25%–40%.
Other Comments

Traditional religion.