Vanuma language

South Nyali
Native to Democratic Republic of the Congo
Region Ituri Province
Native speakers
6,700 (1993)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 vau
Glottolog vanu1242[2]

Vanuma (Bvanuma), or South Nyali, is a minor Bantu language of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is lexically similar to Ndaka and Budu, Mbo, and Nyali.[4]


  1. Vanuma at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Vanuma". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  4. "Mbo". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2011-10-13.

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