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The Democratic Republic of the Congo is one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the world. It is the second largest country in Africa by land area and is home to numerous ethnic groups exceeding 200 in total, some of whom are immigrants from neighboring countries. The majority of the country's population belongs to one of the many Bantu-speaking ethnic groups. The Democratic Republic of the Congo is ethnically diverse, and more than 200 different ethnic groups have been identified in the region. An estimated 215 native languages are spoken in the country alongside French, which is the official language of the country.