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6%OFFAquilina Mawadza - Lingala-English/English-Lingala Dictionary & Phrasebook - 9780781813563 - V9780781813563
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Lingala-English/English-Lingala Dictionary & Phrasebook

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Description for Lingala-English/English-Lingala Dictionary & Phrasebook Paperback. .
Lingala (a Bantu language of the Niger-Congo family) is spoken by approximately 10 million people living in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic and Angola. It originated in the Equatorial Region of the DRC, but as the official language of the Army, it became the major language of the Capital city, Kinshasa. Lingala is considered one of the national languages of the DRC. Lingala spread during the colonial era, when Lingala-speaking soldiers were posted in barracks across the country, and also when Rumba music singers used Lingala for their compositions. This ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2016
Publisher
Hippocrene Books
Condition
New
Signed by the author
;Yes
Number of Pages
256
Place of Publication
New York, United States
ISBN
9780781813563
SKU
V9780781813563
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About Aquilina Mawadza
Aquilina Mawadza is a lecturer in the Department of African languages and Literature at the University of Zimbabwe. She obtained a master's degree in linguistics form the University of Florida, Gainesville, where she taught Shona for two years.

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