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Indigenous Communities from the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Songoora
Indigenous Group Songoora
Location Democratic Republic of Congo, Maniema Province; Punia, Kindu, and Shabunda Territories. Kindu Territory; Gengele.
Estimated Population 1,300 (1971, Welmers)
Environment Highland
Lifestyle Not Found
Subsistence Not Found
Level of Assimilation Not found
Language Family Songoora
Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, D, Lega-Kalanga (D.20)
Alternate Names: Songola, Kesengola, Binja
Dialects: Gengele (Kegengele), North Binja, South Binja. North and South Binja may be separate languages. Gengele is reported to be a creole based on Lega-Shabunda, Kusu, and other languages (Mwangati W.B. 1991)
Website URLs Ethnologue: Songoora, A Language Of The Democratic Republic of Congo
Congo Archive: Raping the Congo
MERLIN in the DRC
DRC: Economic Exploitation and Human Rights Abuses in the East
Deteriorating Socio-Economic Situation due to the War (2001-2007)
1.7M Excess Deaths in Congo
Wikipedia: Kindu Town
NGOs International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Medical Emergency Relief International (MERLIN)
Amnesty International
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC)

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