Sango

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Alternate Names
Sangho
Population

350,000 in Central African Republic (1988 census). L2 users: 4,600,000 in Central African Republic. Total users in all countries: 5,004,000 (as L1: 404,000; as L2: 4,600,000).

Location

Widespread.

Language Status

1 (National). Statutory national language (2004, Constitution, Article 18).

Dialects

None known. 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

All domains.

Language Development
Radio programs. TV. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 1992–2012.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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