Ngiri language

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Ngiri
Native to Democratic Republic of the Congo
Region Ngiri River, Équateur Province
Native speakers
80,000  (2000–2002)[1]
Dialects
Loi/Likila
Nunu (Kenunu, C.31c)
Mabaale
Ndoobo
Litoka
Balobo
Enga
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Variously:
biz – Loi (Baloi)
lie – Likila (Balobo)
ndw – Ndobo
mmz – Mabaale
Glottolog libi1251  (Libinzic)[2]
balo1261  (Baloi)[3]
C.31[4]

Ngiri is a Bantu language closely related to Lingala.

Maho (2009) lists C311 Mabaale (Mabale), C312 Ndoobo (Ndobo), C313 Litoka, C314 Balobo, and C315 Enga (Baenga-Bolombo) as distinct languages.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Loi (Baloi) at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Likila (Balobo) at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Ndobo at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Mabaale at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Libinzic". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Baloi". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  4. ^ a b Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online