Bantu languages

We spent 15 years in various Central African countries, which is where we discovered The Language Secret.

Many of the languages of sub-Saharan Africa belong to the Bantu group. We have produced teaching materials and give tuition in the following languages:


Lingala is mainly spoken in the two Congos, where it has the status of a national language in both countries. Due to the increasing popularity of Congolese music, more and more people are learning this beautiful language. Our dictionary describes the constantly-evolving modern Lingala spoken in Kinshasa and Brazzaville. We have also produced a language course that has been widely used to train volunteers working with the Lingala-speaking comunity.


Kongo (also known as Monokutuba, Kikongo ya Leta or Kituba) is spoken in the western part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, in the Republic of Congo, in the Cabinda enclave and in north-west Angola. It is widely used in teaching, radio and the press.


Lari is spoken in Brazzaville and in the Pool region of the Republic of Congo. It is a complex and beautiful language. Apart from our dictionary, there are no other learning tools available for this culturally-influential language spoken by around one million people.