|Native to||Democratic Republic of the Congo|
|Native speakers||40,000 (1998)|
bip – Bila
kzy – Kango–Sua
Bila, or Forest Bira, is a Bantu language spoken by the Mbuti Pygmies called Kango and Sua (Batchua). The other Mbuti speak Central Sudanic languages. The Kango and Sua speak distinct dialects (southern and northern), but not enough to impair mutual intelligibility with their farming Bila patrons.
Maho (2009) lists Ibutu (Mbuttu, D.313) as a distinct language.
- Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
- Serge BAHUCHET, 2006. "Languages of the African Rainforest « Pygmy » Hunter-Gatherers: Language Shifts without Cultural Admixture." In Historical linguistics and hunter-gatherers populations in global perspective. Leipzig.
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