Ali language

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Native to Central African Republic
Native speakers
65,000 (1996)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
aiy – Ali
ngg – Ngbaka Manza
Glottolog ngba1286[2]

Ali (’Àlī) is a Gbaya language of the southwestern Central African Republic. Ngbaka Manza is closer to ’Ali proper than it is to its namesakes Manza or Ngbaka, though all may be mutually intelligible to some extent.


  1. ^ Ali at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Ngbaka Manza at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Ngbaka Manza–Ali". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.