Asoa language

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Asoa
Native to Congo (DRC)
Region Ituri forest
Ethnicity Asua
Native speakers
26,000  (2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 asv

Asoa, also known as Asua, Asuae, Asuati, or Aka, is a Central Sudanic language spoken by the Mbuti Pygmies known as the Asua. It is closely related to the Mangbetu language, and the Asua live in association with the Mangbetu people, among others. It is the only distinctive Pygmy language in the east.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Asoa at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)