Sango

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Alternate Names
Sangho
Population

350,000 in Central African Republic (1988 census). Population total all countries: 404,000.

Location

Widespread. Also in Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Language Status

1 (National). Statutory language of provincial identity (2004, Constitution, Article 18).

Dialects

A rapidly spreading creole derived from Ngbandi [ngb]. Lexical similarity: 51% with French [fra], 49% with African languages. However, African-based words used more frequently.

Typology

SVO

Language Use

1,600,000 L2 speakers. More men than women speak it as L2. All domains.

Language Development
Radio programs. TV. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 1992–1999.
Writing
Latin script.

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