|Native to||Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon|
|unknown (undated figure of 2 million)
now perhaps 3–4 million
Beti is a language, or group of Bantu languages, spoken by the Beti-Pahuin peoples, who inhabit the rain forest regions of Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and São Tomé and Príncipe. The varieties, which are largely mutually intelligible and variously considered dialects or closely related languages, are:
Beti has an ISO 639-3 code, but this was retired in 2010 because the varieties of Beti already had their own codes.
There is a Beti-based pidgin called Ewondo Populaire.
- Beti reference at Ethnologue (14th ed., 2000)
- Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Beti". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
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