Definition of Lingala in English:


Line breaks: Lin|gala
Pronunciation: /lɪŋˈɡɑːlə


[mass noun]
A Bantu language used by over 8 million people as a lingua franca in northern parts of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire).
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  • Speakers of African language Lingala, Persian language Farsi, Lithuanian and Somali are among those needed.
  • He can speak French, Lingala - the language of the Republic of Democratic Congo, where he was born - Hindi, Urdu and Gujarati as well as English.
  • The younger Kabila, who was raised in neighbouring Tanzania and Uganda and does not speak Lingala, the main language of this part of Congo, did not speak at the service.


a local name.

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