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The conjugation of the verb kusala to do is presented in the table below. Languages of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Kituba language

The majority of Kituba speakers live in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo it is called Kikongo ya leta i. The latter means simply “speech”. The bulk of Kituba words come from Kikongo. Language articles citing Ethnologue 18 Articles lacking in-text citations from August All articles lacking in-text citations Language articles with old Ethnologue 18 speaker data Wikipedia articles needing clarification from July Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers.

Kituba has five vowel phonemes: One theory claims that it had already evolved at the time of the Kongo Kingdom as a simplified interdialectal trade language, dictuonnaire the Dictionnalre colonists subsequently took into use for regional administration. Sadisa “to help”, Sadisana “help one another”, Sadisanaka “helped one another past kiikongo.


Kituba has kept by and large the noun classes of ethnic Kikingo with some modifications. Kituba is the largest language of the Republic of Congo. Kituba is known by many names among its speakers. The vowels are pronounced as follows:. All other verbs are conjugated with the help of auxiliary verbs.

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The status of Kituba in Angola is not known. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. Kituba has subject and object pronouns. They are very similar to the vowels of Spanish and Italian. The name Kituba is used in the constitution of the Republic of Congo.

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Most verb forms have long and short versions. It is the only irregular verb in Kituba. For a guide to IPA symbols, see Help: The former is a grammatically incorrect phrase which means literally “I to speak”.

Views Read Edit View history. The suffix indicating voice is adding after the verb root and before the suffix indicating tense. It is a creole language [5] based on Kikongoa family of closely related Bantu languages.

Vowels kkkongo never reduced, regardless of stress. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The irregular conjugation of the verb kuvanda or kuvuanda to be is presented in the table below.


He is not hereand Kizabave but they have largely fallen out of use. This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. Kitubabecause a translation of the constitution dicgionnaire is written in Kituba but no translation exists in Kikongo. There are several theories on how Kituba came into being.

Kituba language – Wikipedia

It is probable that it is understood by some of the Bakongo people there, especially those who have lived in the Republic of Congo or the Democratic Republic of Congo as refugees or otherwise. This article contains IPA phonetic symbols. Kongo Kituba Lingala Swahili Tshiluba. Editions LECO, p. National public radios and televisions in the Democratic Republic of Congo and in the Republic of Congo use Kituba as one of their main languages for evening news.