Other Indigenous Languages
The vast majority of languages spoken in Zaire are
derivatives. Only in the north have other language groups
represented. Adamawa-Eastern languages are spoken in the
northern portion of Zaire, interspersed in the east along
River with Central Sudanic languages. In the far northeast
Lake Albert north) the few Eastern Sudanic languages
Zaire are heard, interspersed with Central Sudanic,
AdamawaEastern , and an occasional Bantu language. Crude estimates
number of speakers of these language divisions have cited
percent of the population as speakers of Bantu languages.
remaining 20 percent may be divided, in declining numbers
speakers, among people speaking Adamawa-Eastern, Central
and Eastern Sudanic languages.
Data as of December 1993