Konjo language (Bantu)

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Native to Uganda and Democratic Republic of the Congo
Ethnicity Konjo
Native speakers
610,000 in Uganda (2002 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 koo
Glottolog konz1239[2]

The Konjo (Konzo) language, variously rendered Rukonjo, Olukonjo, Olukonzo and Lhukonzo, is a Bantu language spoken by the Konjo people of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It has a 77% lexical similarity with Nande. There are many dialects, including Sanza (Ekisanza).[1]


  1. ^ a b Konzo at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Konzo". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online