|Spoken in||Democratic Republic of the Congo|
|Region||Northwestern corner of Congo (DRC)|
|Total speakers||65,000 (1984)|
|Language family||Niger-Congo (disputed)|
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Mono is a language spoken by about 65,000 people in the northwestern corner of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is one of the Banda languages, a subbranch of the Ubangian branch of the Niger-Congo languages. It has five dialects: Bili, Bubanda, Mpaka, Galaba, and Kaga.
Mono has 33 consonant phonemes, including three labial-velar stops (/k͡p/, /ɡ͡b/, and prenasalized /ŋɡ͡b/), an asymmetrical eight-vowel system, and a labiodental flap ([ѵ]) that contrasts with both /v/ and /w/. It is a tonal language.