Ngbinda language

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Native to Democratic Republic of the Congo
Native speakers
25,000  (2002–2004)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
nbd – Ngbinda
myc – Mayeka
Glottolog ngbi1239[2]

Ngbinda is a poorly documented Congolese Bantu language of uncertain affiliation (though listed as unclassified Zone D.30 by Guthrie). Prior to 1975 it had also been spoken in southern Sudan. The Mayeka are an Ngbinda clan, with no evidence of having a distinct language.[1]


  1. ^ a b Ngbinda at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Mayeka at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Ngbinda–Mayeka". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online