Is Lingala similar to French?
Lingala is a Bantu-based creole of Central Africa with roots in the Bobangi language, the language that provided the bulk of its lexicon and grammar. In its basic vocabulary, Lingala also has many borrowings from various other languages, such as: Swahili, Kikongo varieties, French, Portuguese, and English.
Does Google Translate have Lingala?
Global tech giant Google has added 24 new languages spoken by more than 300 million people to its Google Translate platform. Ten of the new additions are in Africa, including Lingala, Twi and Tigrinya.
How are you translate in Lingala?
Useful phrases in Lingala
|Hello (on phone)||Halo|
|How are you?||Ndenge nini? Ozali malamu? (Are you well?) Nsango nini? Sango nini? (What’s new?)|
|Reply to ‘How are you?’||Malamu Nazali malamu (I’m well) Sango te (Nothing’s new) Nsango te Na yo? (And you?)|
|Long time no see||Kala to monana|
Is Akan on Google Translate?
Akan – 9.5 million native speakers Another African language that’s not represented in Google Translate. It is spoken by at least 9.5 million people who live in Ghana and some parts of Cote d’Ivoire and Togo.
Did the French colonize the Congo?
France controlled the Republic of the Congo as a colony from the 1880s until the Congo’s independence in 1960. Following the collapse of communism worldwide, France has become Congo’s most significant external trading partner.
Why is Congo French?
French is the official language of the country since its colonial period under Belgian rule. Therefore, the variety of French used in the DRC has many similarities with Belgian French.
Why is Congo language French?
Who created Lingala language?
It is thought that Lingala originated from Bobangi (Bangi), a language that has historically functioned as a trade language along the Congo River. With Belgian colonization of the area in the latter part of the 19th century, Bobangi spread into other areas….Vocabulary.
What language Cannot be translated?
But there’s also Odia, the official language of the Odisha state in India, with 38 million speakers, which has no presence in Google Translate. And Oromo, a language spoken by some 34 million people, mostly in Ethiopia, which has just 772 articles in its Wikipedia.