Ngala

noun Nga·la \əŋˈgälə\

Definition of Ngala

plural

Ngala

or

Ngalas

  1. 1a :  a Bantu people of western Africa b :  a member of such people

  2. 2 :  a Bantu language of the Ngala people

  3. 3 :  a trade language based on Ngala (see sense 2 above) and widely used in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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