Mbo

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Alternate Names
Imbo, Kimbo
Population

11,000 (1994 SIL).

Location

Orientale Province, Ituri district, Mambasa territory, Bombo collectivité.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Ndaka [ndk], Budu [buu], Vanuma [vau], Nyali [nlj], and Mbo are more similar to each other than to other border Bantu languages. Lexical similarity: 87% with Ndaka, 78% with Budu, 77% with Vanuma, 76% with Nyali, 30% with Komo [kmw], 25% with Bhele [bhy], Kaiku [kkq], Bila [bip], Bera [brf].

Other Comments

Different from Mbo [mbo] of Cameroon. Traditional religion, Muslim.