Mba languages

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Democratic Republic of the Congo
Linguistic classificationUbangian
  • Seri–Mba
    • Ngbaka–Mba
      • Mba

The four Mba languages of the Democratic Republic of the Congo form a small family of closely related Ubangian languages. The languages are,

The most populous is Mba itself, with about 40,000 speakers.

They have received significant influences from Bantu and Zande languages.[2]


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Mbaic". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  2. ^ Güldemann, Tom (2018). "Historical linguistics and genealogical language classification in Africa". In Güldemann, Tom (ed.). The Languages and Linguistics of Africa. The World of Linguistics series. 11. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. pp. 58–444. doi:10.1515/9783110421668-002. ISBN 978-3-11-042606-9.