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Congo Democratic Republic

What languages are spoken in the Democratic Republic of the Congo?

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Wiki User
04/14/2018

French is the main language... and there are some other natives languages that are lingala, kikongo, Swahili and tshiluba

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There are several major languages in Congo. In Eastern Congo the two most prominent are French and Swahili. (This is assuming you mean the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) not the other Congo.)
The Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) has five national languages and an estimated 200-300 local languages. The official language is French. The other national languages are Lingala, Swahili, Kikongo, and Tshiluba. All are in the Bantu linguistic family.
the official language is french but many also speak Lingala, Swahili, Kikongo, and Tshiluba.
It is Democratic Republic of Congo from 1997. Languages: the official language is French, they also speak Lingala, Kongo, and Swahili.
French is the official language of the Democratic republic of the Congo.

Wiki User
12/01/2017

If you mean the Republic of the Congo, click here._________________________________________________


The 1 official language of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is French. (French is also the official language of the Republic of the Congo).

The recognized national languages of the DRC are:

  1. Lingala
  2. Kikongo
  3. Swahili
  4. Tshiluba


Here is a list of all 217 languages spoken in the Democratic Republic of the Congo:
1. Alur
2. Amba
3. Asoa
4. Aushi
5. Avokaya
6. Babango
7. Baka
8. Bali
9. Baloi
10. Bamwe
11. Banda, Mid-Southern
12. Banda, South Central
13. Banda, Togbo-Vara
14. Bangala
15. Bangba
16. Bangi
17. Bangubangu
18. Barambu
19. Beeke
20. Bemba
21. Bemba
22. Bembe
23. Bendi
24. Bera
25. Bhele
26. Bila
27. Binji
28. Boguru
29. Boko
30. Bolia
31. Boloki
32. Bolondo
33. Boma
34. Bomboli
35. Bomboma
36. Borna
37. Bozaba
38. Budu
39. Budza
40. Buraka
41. Bushoong
42. Buya
43. Buyu
44. Bwa
45. Bwela
46. Bwile
47. Chokwe
48. Dengese
49. Ding
50. Dongo
51. Dzando
52. Efe
53. Enya
54. Foma
55. French
56. Fuliiru
57. Furu
58. Gbanziri
59. Gbati-ri
60. Gilima
61. Gobu
62. Hamba
63. Havu
64. Hema
65. Hemba
66. Holoholo
67. Holu
68. Hunde
69. Hungana
70. Joba
71. Kabwari
72. Kaiku
73. Kakwa
74. Kaliko
75. Kango
76. Kango
77. Kanu
78. Kanyok
79. Kaonde
80. Kari
81. Kela
82. Kele
83. Kete
84. Kituba
85. Komo
86. Kongo
87. Kongo, San Salvador
88. Konzo
89. Koongo
90. Kpala
91. Kusu
92. Kwami
93. Kwese
94. Lala-Bisa
95. Lalia
96. Lamba
97. Langbashe
98. Lega-Mwenga
99. Lega-Shabunda
100. Lele
101. Lendu
102. Lengola
103. Lese
104. Libinza
105. Ligenza
106. Lika
107. Likila
108. Lingala
109. Lobala
110. Logo
111. Lombi
112. Lombo
113. Lonzo
114. Luba-Kasai
115. Luba-Katanga
116. Lugbara
117. Luna
118. Lunda
119. Lusengo
120. Lwalu
121. Ma
122. Mabaale
123. Mamvu
124. Mangbetu
125. Mangbutu
126. Mayeka
127. Mayogo
128. Mba
129. Mbala
130. Mbandja
131. Mbesa
132. Mbo
133. Mbole
134. Mfinu
135. Mituku
136. Moingi
137. Mongo-Nkundu
138. Mono
139. Monzombo
140. Mpuono
141. Mündü
142. Mvuba
143. Nande
144. Ndaka
145. Ndo
146. Ndobo
147. Ndolo
148. Ndunga
149. Ngando
150. Ngbaka
151. Ngbaka Ma'bo
152. Ngbandi, Northern
153. Ngbandi, Southern
154. Ngbee
155. Ngbinda
156. Ngbundu
157. Ngelima
158. Ngiti
159. Ngombe
160. Ngongo
161. Ngul
162. Ngundu
163. Nkutu
164. Ntomba
165. Nyali
166. Nyanga
167. Nyanga-li
168. Nyindu
169. Nzakara
170. Ombo
171. Omi
172. Pagibete
173. Pambia
174. Pelende
175. Phende
176. Poke
177. Ruund
178. Rwanda
179. Sakata
180. Salampasu
181. Samba
182. Sanga
183. Sango
184. Seba
185. Sengele
186. Sere
187. Shi
188. So
189. Sonde
190. Songa
191. Songe
192. Songo
193. Songomeno
194. Songoora
195. Suku
196. Swahili, Congo
197. Taabwa
198. Tagbu
199. Talinga-Bwisi
200. Teke, Eboo
201. Teke, Ibali
202. Tembo
203. Tembo
204. Tetela
205. Tiene
206. Vanuma
207. Wongo
208. Yaka
209. Yakoma
210. Yamongeri
211. Yango
212. Yansi
213. Yela
214. Yombe
215. Yulu
216. Zande
217. Zimba