23,000 (1983 census).
Equateur province: Sud Ubangi, Kungu territory, Bomboma collectivité between Bomboma and Bokonzi villages: Lingonda, Ebuku, Makengo, Ndzubele, Motuba villages. 7 villages.
Likaw, Lingonda, Ebuku, Bokonzi. The Likaw in Budjala Territory, southwest of Budjala, are reportedly ethnically identical with Bomboma and have good intercomprehension. Lexical similarity: 93% with the Ebuku and Lingonda dialects.
Also use Lingala [lin].