Language name: MBA-NE
UPSID number: 4160
Alternate name(s): MBA
Classification: Niger-Kordofanian, Ubangi (Eastern)
This language has 31 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.372505543 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)
The language has these sounds: p "t k kp b "d g gb mb "nd Ng Nmgb b< "d< tS dZ ndZ f v "n n_ "l j w i e E a O o u
Comment: Mba-ne is spoken in an area north of Kisangani, Haut Zaire province, in northern Zaire. Pasch (1986) says the lower mid vowels may be optional variants though some words always seem to have higher mid and others lower mid vowels. Prenasalized stops are interpreted as single consonants because of lack of other clusters.
Source(s): Pasch, H. 1986. Die Mba-Sprachen: Die Nominalklassensysteme und die genetische Gliederung einer Gruppe von Ubangi-Sprachen. Sprache und Geschichte in Afrika, Beiheft 6. Helmut Buske, Hamburg.

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