Lingala language resources – Language Links Database

Lingala (Ngala) – is a Bantu language spoken throughout the northwestern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and a large part of the Republic of the Congo, as well as to some degree in Angola and the Central African Republic. It has over 10 million speakers.

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Native speakers: 5.5 million (2007), 7 million second-language speakers in DRC, including Bangala (1999)

Official language in: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo

Lingala Grammar and Pronunciation

Digitized Grammar Books

  • Lingala Basic Course (1963), 310 pages (pdf)
  • Google Books Morphosyntax of the verb in Lingala: A generative approach by Rufin Batota-Mpeho (view only)

Lingala Vocabulary

Vocabulary-related (and digitized) E-books

Lingala Reading Materials

Lingala Dictionaries

Lingala Listening and Video Resources


  • Forvo - 20 words pronounced by native speakers


  • YouTube - Lingala Institute YT Channel – over 30 lessons of great quality
  • YouTube - A list of YT video lessons
  • SquidTV - A list of TV stations (only 1 is in Lingala)


  • - A list of 2 radio stations


Lingala In Other Languages

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