Creator of Mandombe…

Creator of Mandombe…

“David Wabeladio Payi (1957-2013)
Creator of Mandombe.
A syllabary type of writing
Invented in 1978
A graphic system answering complex logics
Both a writing system and graphic creation,
Based on squares and symbols like the number 2 and 5
Making mathematical writing a priority…”


« David Wabeladio Payi (1957-2013)
Inventeur du mandombe.
Une écriture de type syllabaire inventée en 1978

Un système graphique répondant à des logiques complexes

À la fois, système d’écriture et création graphique,
Entièrement composée de symboles en forme de 5 et de 2…

Avec un objectif, faire primer l’élégance mathématique sur l’aisance… »

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Democratic Republic of the Congo

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Democratic Republic Of the Congo is a country in Africa. Its capital is: Kinshasa. Its official language is: French. Other languages include: Lingala; Swahili; Kikongo; Tshiluba. Its currency is: Congolese Franc.

Code: CD | COD
FR: République démocratique du Congo
DE: Demokratische Republik Kongo
IT: Repubblica Democratica del Congo
ES: República Democrática del Congo
ZH: 刚果民主共和国
PI: gāngguǒ mínzhǔ gònghéguó
JA: コンゴ民主共和国
RO: Kongominshukyōwakoku
Capital: Kinshasa

Mongo lg

(or Nkundo or Mongo-Nkundu) A Bantu language spoken by several of the Mongo peoples in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

ISO 639-2 Code: lol

Family: Niger–Congo lgs / Atlantic–Congo lgs / Benue–Congo lgs / Bantu lgs

Luba-Katanga lg

(or Luba-Shaba or Kiluba) One of the two major Bantu languages spoken in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, spoken mostly by the Luba people.

ISO 639-2 Code: lub

Family: Niger–Congo lgs / Atlantic–Congo lgs / Benue–Congo lgs / Bantu lgs

Ciluba lg

(or Western Luba, or Ciluba/Tshiluba) A Bantu language, one of the national languages of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, alongside Lingala, Swahili, and Kikongo.

ISO 639-2 Code: lua

Family: Niger–Congo lgs / Atlantic–Congo lgs / Benue–Congo lgs / Bantu lgs
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