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Population

L1 users: 6,000 (1983 census).

Location

Sud-Ubangi province: Kungu territory, Mwanda collectivité, Lokay, Maboko, Moliba, and Molunga villages between Ngiri and Mwanda rivers.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Lokay, Molunga, Maboko, Moliba. Comprehension of Lifunga dialect of Bamwe [bmg] very high. Lexical similarity: 6% with Lifunga dialect of Bamwe [bmg].

Language Use

Most also use Lingala [lin], except the oldest women. Other women speak only market Lingala.

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

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