Spoken L1 Language: Kituba (Congo)

Comments on subclassification

Mufwene, Salikoko S. 1997

AES status:
not endangered
Source:
David M. Eberhard and Gary F. Simons and Charles D. Fennig 2020
Comment:
Kituba (mkw-mkw) = 3 (Wider communication). Statutory language of national identity (2002, Constitution, Article 6), recognized as lingua franca. Used throughout the south in churches, the market and the media. Established itself in large towns during colonial period between 1885 and 1960. Lingua franca in Bas-Congo, Kwango, Kwilu, Kinshasa, Mai-Ndombe and Kasai-Occidental.
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