Language Info

Lingala written in Latin script

Below you'll find all the characters used to write this language and all the countries where this language is used.

Standard Characters

The minimal characters required for this language

Auxiliary Characters

Additional letters (beyond the minimal set) used in foreign or technical words found in typical magazines, newspapers, etc..

Punctuation Characters

The marks used to separate sentences and to clarify meaning

Unicode Blocks

Lingala uses characters from the following Unicode blocks


The worldwide literate language population for Lingala is 2,911,128 people across 4 countries.

Congo - Kinshasa

2,582,337 people
3.10% literate in Lingala


196,379 people
0.67% literate in Lingala

Congo - Brazzaville

118,912 people
2.40% literate in Lingala

Central African Republic

13,500 people


Our data is sourced from a number of places, and we want to give them credit here. We use ISO639 codes for the country codes that support the language.

  1. Unicode CLDR
  2. CLDR Exemplar Characters