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Learn Lingala

Lingala is one of many Bantu languages that cover a huge geographical area of sub Saharan Africa. They come from an oral tradition and uTalk has the widest range of them to learn in the market. Nouns are classified differently, for example according to whether they're an animal, plant, or human and this can change the way a sentence works. But don't worry it’s easy to pronounce and you’ll soon get the hang of it.§

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Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Fun facts about Lingala

Lingala borrows heavily from French, as well as Portuguese, English and Spanish.

Lingala is strongly connected to popular culture and is the main language used in jazz lyrics across Central Africa.

Lingala had no writing system until the early 1900s, when missionaries started using the Latin script to write it. Today, Lingala is still more a spoken language than a written one, and there is no standardisation of spelling.

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