Nyanga-li language

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Not to be confused with Nyanga language.
Native to Democratic Republic of the Congo
Region Orientale Province
Native speakers
70,000  (2002)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
nyc – Nyanga-li
gti – Gbati-ri
Glottolog nyan1303[2]

Nyanga-li (Linyanga-le) and Gbati-ri (Gbote) form a dialect continuum of Bantu languages in Orientale Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo of uncertain classification. Maho (2009) lists them separately as unclassified Zone D.30 languages, but Ethnologue states that they are "members of the same dialect subgroup",[1] and Glottolog places them nearest the Ngendan languages and states that the ISO distinction for Gbati-ri is spurious.


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