|Native to||Democratic Republic of the Congo|
|Region||Northwestern corner of Congo (DRC)|
|(65,000 cited 1984 census)|
|ELP||Mono (Democratic Republic of the Congo)|
Mono is a language spoken by about 65,000 people in the northwestern corner of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is one of the Banda languages, a subbranch of the Ubangian branch of the Niger-Congo languages. It has five dialects: Bili, Bubanda, Mpaka, Galaba, and Kaga.
Mono has 33 consonant phonemes, including three labial-velar stops (/k?p/, /b/, and prenasalized /b/), an asymmetrical eight-vowel system, and a labiodental flap /?/ (allophonically a bilabial flap [?]) that contrasts with both /v/ and /w/. It is a tonal language.
Tones in Mono: high, low, medium