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Sonde language

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Glottolog  sond1250
Guthrie code  H.321
Native to  Democratic Republic of the Congo
Native speakers  96,000 (2002) (including Sonde L.101 below)
Language family  Niger–Congo Atlantic–Congo Benue–Congo Bantoid Bantu (Zone H) Yaka languages (H.30) Suku–Sonde Sonde
ISO 639-3  shc (includes Sonde L.101 below)

Sonde is either of two Bantu languages of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Maho (2009) classifies Sonde–Kisoonde as closest to Suku, but lists an adjacent language also called Sonde as closer to Pende. These are not distinguished in Ethnologue or by ISO code.

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Sonde language Wikipedia


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