Benga language

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Native to Equatorial Guinea, Gabon
Ethnicity Benga people
Native speakers
5,000  (2004–2011)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 bng
Glottolog beng1282[3]

Benga is a West Bantu family language spoken by the Benga people of Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. It has a dialectical variation called Bapuku. Benga speakers inhabit a small coastal portion of Rio Muni, the Cape of San Juan, suburban enclaves of Rio Benito and Bata, the islands of Corisco, and both Small Elobey and Great Elobey.

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  1. ^ Benga at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  3. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Benga". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 

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