Mongo-Nkundu

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Alternate Names
Lomongo, Mongo
Population

400,000 (1995).

Location

South half Equateur province; northeast Bandundu province.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Mpama, Wangata, Panga (Acitu, Buli, Ipanga, South Nkundo, Titu), Bukala (Kala), Yalima (Yailima, Yajima), Kutu (Bakutu), Ekonda Mongo (Lomongo), Longo (Belo, Bolongo), Nkundo (Lolo, Lonkundo, Lonkundu, Nkundu), Ntomba-Inongo, Ntomba-Bikoro, Konda (Bosanga-Ekonda, Ekonda, Lokonda, Lokwala), Longombe (Ngombe-Lomela, Ngome à Múná), Bokote, Booli, Bosaka, Ekota, Emoma, Ikongo (Lokalo-Lomela), Iyembe, Lionje (Nsongo, Ntomba), Yamongo, Mbole (Bosanga-Mbole, Lwankamba, Mangilongo, Nkengo, Yenge, Yongo), Nkole. Dialect or language subgroup: Lalia [lal], Mongo-Nkundu, Ngando, and Ombo [oml]. Longombe dialect, spoken along Boende-to-Wema road, is reportedly most similar to the Bakutu dialect. Ntomba-Inongo, Ntomba-Bikoro, and Konda dialects may be separate languages. Konda is in Equateur Province, southern Equateur district, and in Bandundu Province, Mai-Ndombe district, Kiri territory. In Mbandaka, they call their dialect, Lonkundo.

Language Use

Also use Lingala [lin]. Used as L2 by Lalia [lal].

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 1930.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].