Loki dialect

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Native toDemocratic Republic of the Congo
Native speakers
(undated figure of 4,200)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3bkt

Loki (Boloki), or Ruki, is a Bantu language spoken in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is very close to Lingala. The Boloki (Baloki) people are named after the Ruki River; they live on either side of the Congo River where the Ruki joins it.


  1. ^ Loki at Ethnologue (15th ed., 2005)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Boloki". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online