Mangbetu languages


Mangbetu languages
Mangbetu–Asoa
Mangbetu
Geographic
distribution:
Democratic Republic of Congo
Linguistic classification: Nilo-Saharan?
  • Central Sudanic
    • Eastern
      • Mangbetu–Asoa
Subdivisions:
Lombi
Asoa

The Mangbetu–Asoa or Mangbetu languages of the Central Sudanic language family are a cluster of closely related languages spoken in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The languages are Mangbetu, spoken by perhaps a million people, and the smaller Lombi and Asoa. Blench (2000) considers Lombi to be part of the Mangbetu dialect continuum. Asoa is spoken by Pygmies.

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