Mbo language (Congo)

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Native to Democratic Republic of the Congo
Region Orientale Province
Ethnicity Mbo people
Native speakers
11,000 (1994)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 zmw
Glottolog mbod1238[2]

The Mbo language (or Imbo, Kimbo) is spoken by the Mbo people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In 1994 there were about 11,000 speakers. It is lexically similar to the Ndaka and Budu, Vanuma and Nyali languages.[4]


  1. ^ Mbo at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Mbo (Democratic Republic of Congo)". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  4. ^ "Mbo". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2011-10-13.