Ngelima

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Alternate Names
Angba, Bangalema, Bangelima, Leangba
Population

13,600 (2000).

Location

Orientale Province, Banalia and Basoko territories.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Beo, Buru (Boro, Leboro), Hanga, Tungu. May be more than one language. Similar to Bwa [bww]. Lexical similarity: 60%–65% with Bwa [bww], Kango [kty], and Pagibete [pae]; 50% with Lika [lik] and Komo [kmw]; 40% with Ngombe [ngc], the Benza dialect of Ligenza [lgz], and Budza [bja].