Na tala tala

Elili na yo na tala tala

Ezali nzembo na ngai eleki kitoko

Kasi sala noki, eko limwa

Mpo ezali "nalingi yo" ya ngai ya suka

Turn
Editeur Mandombe
Translated into Lingala & voice Alice Blanchard

Audio
Elili na yo na tala tala  Ezali nzembo na ngai eleki kitoko  Kasi sala noki, eko limwa  Mpo ezali Turn
Original version
The mirror

A vehicular language

Her image in the water of the Congo River is this Lingala (Ngala). Lingala is a language of the bangi group spoken in both Congo. My Lingala love poem is nothing else than the image of your face. It can reflect more than 25 million people. The lingala vehicular language mixture of several Bantu languages, owes to Mobutu which was lingalaphone, its expansion! It serves as a language of relation to an entire region.

Democratic Republic of Congo

Formerly Zaire, the Democratic Republic of Congo is the 3rd African country by its surface. Its population is mainly distributed along the Congo River, the second largest river in Africa after the Nile. Its huge equatorial forest in the center, and its mineral wealth to the south, are two great assets of the country.
The poem is here in the mandombé script, a cuneiform script invented recently, it dates from the late 70s.
Bantu languages
Kituba - Kunyi - Ciluba - Chichewa - Tetela - Kongo - Bembe
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