Lingala translation services


Niger-Congo > Bantu


Roman, Mandombe script

Text direction



15 to 20 million (native)

Other names


Official language

Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Interesting Fact

Lingala was first called ‘Bangala’ and was first renamed ‘Lingala’ in 1901, but the proposition to change its name took some decades to come into play.


Lingala is a Bantu language spoken in the northwest of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and in the north of the Republic of the Congo. Lingala is largely based on the Bobangi language. Lingala has been used as the lingua franca of the armed forces.

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