Kari language

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Native to Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic
Native speakers
(undated figure of 1,000 in DRC)[1]
scattered speakers in CAR (1996)[2]
may be nearly extinct (2007)[2]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 kbj
Glottolog kari1306[3]

Kare or Kari is a poorly documented Congolese Bantu language of uncertain affiliation (though listed as unclassified Zone D.30 by Guthrie). There are scattered speakers in the Central African Republic.


  1. ^ Kare at Ethnologue (10th ed., 1984). Note: Data may come from the 9th edition (1978).
  2. ^ a b Kari at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Kari (Democratic Republic of Congo)". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  4. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online