Kuba language

Kuba (Likuba, Kyba) is a Bantu language of Kasai, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ethnologue reports that it is mutually intelligible with Kwala, in the C.20 group where it was classified by Guthrie 1948. However, Nurse & Philippson (2003), it belongs with the Bangi–Ntomba group, C.30.

Native toDemocratic Republic of the Congo
Native speakers
30,000 (2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3kxx


  1. ^ Kuba at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Likuba". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  • Nurse & Philippson (2003), The Bantu Languages.
William Henry Sheppard

William Henry Sheppard (March 8, 1865 – November 25, 1927) was one of the earliest African Americans to become a missionary for the Presbyterian Church. He spent 20 years in Africa, primarily in and around the Congo Free State, and is best known for his efforts to publicize the atrocities committed against the Kuba and other Congolese peoples by King Leopold II's Force Publique.

Sheppard's efforts contributed to the contemporary debate on European colonialism and imperialism in the region, particularly amongst those of the African American community. However, it has been noted that he traditionally received little attention in literature on the subject.


This page is based on a Wikipedia article written by authors (here).
Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license; additional terms may apply.
Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.