Mbole language

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Native to DR Congo
Region Tshopo District
Ethnicity Mbole
Native speakers
(100,000 cited 1971)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 mdq
Glottolog mbol1247[2]

Mbole is a Bantu language of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is spoken by the Mbole people, with a population of about 100,000 as of 1971 living in the Tshopo District, southwest of Kisangani in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.[1]


  1. ^ a b Mbole at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Mbole". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online