Mbo language (Congo)

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]

Native toDemocratic Republic of the Congo
RegionOrientale Province
EthnicityMbo people
Native speakers
(11,000 cited 1994)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3zmw


  1. ^ Mbo at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Mbo (Democratic Republic of Congo)". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: 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.

Mbo or MBO may refer to:

Mbo, Nigeria, a Local Government Area

Mbo people (Cameroon), an ethnic group of Cameroon

Mbo people (Congo), an ethnic group of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Mbo language

Mbo may refer to:

Mbo language (Cameroon), a language spoken in Cameroon

Mbo language (Congo), spoken by the Mbo people

Mbo language (Zambia), a Bantu language of Zambia

Mbo’ language, a Grassfields language of Cameroon

Mbo language (Sino-Tibetan), an unclassified Sino-Tibetan language of TibetIn Central Africa, the Mbo tribe is a tribe located in the littoral region, West region (Santchou) and southwest regions of Cameroon. It main cities are Nkongsamba, Melong and Nguti. Due to colonization, some Mbo people speak French (littoral region and west region) and some speak English (southwest region). The indigenous language spoken by the Mbo people is called "Mbo language." The Mbo people claim their ancestral origin from Mount Kupe mouanegouba.

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