Lingala, meaning “language of the Bangala (riverine) people,” also called as "Ngala" , is a Bantu language spoken throughout the northwestern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and a large part of the Republic of the Congo, as well as to some degree in Angola and the Central African Republic. It has over 10 million speakers.
Lingala is not currently taught on the IU campus, but we do have access to archived materials that will be available soon. Access the Foreign Service Institute course and the Peace Corps text. Learn more about Lingala at "About World Languages".