Congo Baby Names & Congo Names
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a multilingual country where an estimated 242 different languages are spoken. Most of the languages spoken there are from the Niger-Congo language family, which make up one of the world’s largest language families in terms of geographical area, number of speakers, and quantity of distinct languages. The official language of the country is French, inherited from the colonial period, with four indigenous languages maintaining national status: Kikongo, Lingala, Swahili and Tshiluba. During the time that the Congo was a Belgian colony, the government instituted teaching and using the four national languages in primary schools. Baby Name World has a growing list of Lingala, Swahili, African and French baby names and name meanings for effortless browsing.