Bangubangu

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Alternate Names
Bangobango, Kibangobango, Kibangubangu
Population

171,000 (1995 SIL). 85,000 Bangubangu, 30,000 Mikebwe, 20,000 Kasenga, 32,000 Nonda, 4,000 Hombo.

Location

Maniema Province, Kabambare territory.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Bangubangu, Hombo, Kasenga, Mikebwe, Nonda, Sanzi. Dialects listed probably separate languages. Lexical similarity: 67% with Hemba [hem], 58% with Songe [sop], 81% with the Mikebwe dialect, 80% with the Kasenga dialect, 80% with the Nonda dialect, 71% with the Hombo dialect.

Other Comments

Muslim, Christian, traditional religion.