Limba is member of the Altantic-Congo branch of the Niger-Congo language family spoken in northern Sierra Leone and western Guinea. In 2016 there were 442,000 speakers of Limba, which is also known as Yimba or Yumba.
There are two main varities of Limba: West-Central Limba, which is spoken in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone, and East Limba, which is spoken in Mamou prefecture of Guinea. Each variety is distinct and has several dialects.
ọ is also written ɔ, and ň is written ñ in some sources.
Biya-mɛti fooma be kiyo ka kuyankaŋ iŋ kasɛmbɛ mɛnɛ in ka yiki. Bindɛ kiŋ ba niyɔ in masimɔkɔ, maka yiina wo ka hu wɛndi yande.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
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