Lingala

noun
Lin·​ga·​la | \ liŋ-ˈgä-lə How to pronounce Lingala (audio) \

Definition of Lingala

: a Bantu language widely used in trade and public affairs in the Congo River area

First Known Use of Lingala

1922, in the meaning defined above

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“Lingala.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lingala. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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