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Mongo, also called Nkundo or Mongo-Nkundu ( Lomongo, Lonkundu), is a Bantu language spoken by several of the Mongo peoples in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Mongo speakers reside in central DR Congo over a large area inside the curve of the Congo River. Mongo is a tonal language.
There are many dialects. Maho (2009) lists one of these, Bafoto (Batswa de l'Equateur),
C.611, as a separate language. The others are:  Kutu (Bakutu), including Longombe
Bokote, including Ngata
Konda (Ekonda), including Bosanga-Ekonda
Ikongo, including Lokalo-Lomela
Lionje, Nsongo, Ntomba
Mbole, including Nkengo, Yenge, Yongo, Bosanga-Mbole, Mangilongo, Lwankamba
South Mongo, including Bolongo, Belo, Panga, Acitu
Ngombe-Lomela, Longombe, Ngome à Múná
Mongo at (18th ed., 2015) Ethnologue Yamongeri at (18th ed., 2015) Ethnologue
Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Mongo". . Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. Glottolog 3.0
Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Bafoto". . Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. Glottolog 3.0
^ a b Jouni Filip Maho, 2009.
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