Sere language

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RegionDemocratic Republic of the Congo
Native speakers
(2,500 in Congo cited 1971?[1])[2]
30 in CAR (1988 census)[3]
  • Seri–Mba
    • Sere
      • Sere–Bviri
        • Sere
Language codes
ISO 639-3swf

Sere is a minor Ubangian language of the northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. The name is variously spelled Serre, Shaire, Shere, Sheri, Sili, Siri, French Chere or prefixed as Basili, Basiri.


  1. ^ Not clear if date applies to Congolese population or only the total
  2. ^ Sere at Ethnologue (10th ed., 1984). Note: Data may come from the 9th edition (1978).
  3. ^ Sere language at Ethnologue (13th ed., 1996).
  4. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Sere". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.