Definition of Lingala in English:

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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).
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with Lingala

Carla, challah, Douala, gala, Guatemala, Gujranwala, impala, kabbala, Kampala, koala, La Scala, Mahler, Marsala, masala, nyala, parlour (US parlor), Sinhala, snarler, tala, tambala, Uppsala

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Line breaks: Lin|gala

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