8,000,000 in Democratic Republic of the Congo, all users. L1 users: 3,000,000 (1982 UBS). L2 users: 5,000,000. Total users in all countries: 10,016,500 (as L1: 5,016,500; as L2: 5,000,000).
Kinshasa province; Kongo Central province: Mbanza Manteke area; Fioti north of Boma, and scattered along Congo River from Brazzaville to its mouth.
South Kongo, Cataract, Central Kongo (Manyanga, Mazinga), West Kongo (Fiote, Fioti), Bwende (Buende, Sonde), East Kongo (Ntandu, Santu), South East Kongo (Nkanu, Pende, Zoombo), Nzamba (Dzamba). Part of Kongo subgroup. Other languages of the Kongo group are sometimes regarded as dialects of Koongo (see entries for Beembe [beq], Doondo [dde], Kunyi [njx], Vili [vif], Munukutuba [mkw], and Kituba [ktu]). In Angola, Ndingi and Mboka dialects may be separate languages. A member of macrolanguage Kongo [kon].
SVO (for Nzamba).
Latin script [Latn].
Fioti also spoken by Buende and Vili peoples. Christian.