Ngiri language

Ngiri is a Bantu language closely related to Lingala.

Maho (2009) lists C311 Mabaale (Mabale), C312 Ndoobo (Ndobo), C313 Litoka, C314 Balobo, and C315 Enga (Baenga-Bolombo) as distinct languages.[4]

Ngiri
Native toDemocratic Republic of the Congo
RegionNgiri River, Équateur Province
Native speakers
80,000 (2000–2002)[1]
Dialects
  • Loi/Likila
  • Nunu (Kenunu, C.31c)
  • Mabaale
  • Ndoobo
  • Litoka
  • Balobo
  • Enga
Language codes
ISO 639-3Variously:
biz – Loi (Baloi)
lie – Likila (Balobo)
ndw – Ndobo
mmz – Mabaale
Glottologlibi1251  Libinzic[2]
balo1261  Loi-Likila[3]
C.31[4]

References

  1. ^ Loi (Baloi) at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Likila (Balobo) at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Ndobo at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Mabaale at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Libinzic". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Loi-Likila". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  4. ^ a b Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
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ISO 639 code for the Ngiri language, native to the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Doko language (Bantu)

Doko is a Bantu language of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Ethnologue 16 classifies it as a dialect of Ngombe language, while Maho (2009) lists it as a separate, though perhaps unclassified, language.

Ngondi–Ngiri languages

The Ngondi–Ngiri languages are a clade of Bantu languages. The Ngondi languages are coded Zone C.10 (Ngondi) in Guthrie's classification. According to Nurse & Philippson (2003), they form a valid node with the Ngiri language(s) of C.30:

Ngondi (C.10): Aka (Yaka, Benzele) – Ngando (incl. Kota), Bole (Dibole), Ngondi, Pande (incl. Gongo), Mbati, Bomitaba–Enyele–Bondongo–Mbonzo, Bongili, Bala (Lobala), Bomboli, Bozaba; (C.30) Ngiri (Loi, Likila)–Mabale–Ndobo–Litoka–Balobo–Enga

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