Definition of Sango in English:

Sango

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Pronunciation: /ˈsaŋgəʊ
 
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noun

[mass noun]
1A dialect of Ngbandi.
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  • Written material in Sango was first published by Protestants.
  • The French colonists adopted Sango, both for communicating with the local population and for speaking among themselves.
  • Another African language whose logophoric domain is limited to the predicate tèlè ‘say’ seems to be Sango.
1.1A lingua franca developed from Sango and related dialects, one of the national languages of the Central African Republic.
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  • Most Aka speak at least two other languages - either the Bantu or Oubanguian language of their village trading partners, and some Sango, the national language in the Central African Republic.
  • The next largest group is based on French, and a much smaller number based on non-European languages, such as Sango spoken in the Central African Republic.
  • Sissoko, talking in the national language, Sango, to some of the pygmies, translates that it should take a couple of hours.

adjective

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Relating to Sango.
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  • On 22 September, the ROK Navy towed the Sango submarine to the port of Tonghae.
  • In the lacustrine region of the Bight of Benin, the Fon-Gbe Tofinu group incorporated the Yoruba Sango cult - a cult that was central to political centralization, military strength, and royal power.
  • The Sango people were discussing the fines they would exact and interrupted Mann's reproaches with whoops of Kawo! Kawo! in honour of their orisa.

Origin

the name in Ngbandi.

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