Datapoint Sango/Generic noun phrases in subject function

The founding politician of Central African independence, Barthelemy Boganda, was famous for his slogan zo kwe zo [person all person] 'everyone's a human being.' It appeared in one of the Central African Republic's first stamps. The absence of the COP is a vestige of Ngbandi's lack of a COP.

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Bare singular noun phrase in languages with definite article

Example 59-105:
zo kwe ake zo
zo
person
kwe
all
a-ke
pm-cop
zo
person
Everyone is a human being.
Example 59-106:
bamara ake nyama ti ngangu
bamara
lion
a-ke
pm-cop
nyama
animal
ti
of
ngangu
strength
The lion is a powerful animal.
Example 59-112:
yi ti giriri
yi
thing
ti
of
giriri
long.ago
ancient (or former) things

Source: Samarin 1967a: 115

Confidence:
Very certain