Author: Helma Pasch

After a short survey of the development and rapid spreading of Sango during the period of the French colonization, the various registers and domains of its use are reviewed in order to draw out in which situations sango is used in the present triglossic situation (Sango/French/vernacular languages). Although Sango has been proclaimed the national language at the Independence and the official language in 1991 and despite the fact that everybody understands and speaks it and that it has become a second or even a first language for a number of people in Bangui, its use remains nearly exclusively limited to oral expression where it infringes the vernacular languages whereas French is the language used for school education and written communication in and outside the country.

In: Faits de Langues
In: The Body in Language
In: Embodiment in Cross-Linguistic Studies