from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A creole based on Bantu, widely spoken as a lingua franca in Congo (formerly Zaire).
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- proper n. A Bantu language spoken throughout the northwestern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo-Kinshasa) and a large part of the Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville), as well as to some degree in Angola and the Central African Republic.
Lingala.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)