Kota language (Gabon)

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Kota
iKota
Native to Gabon, Republic of the Congo
Native speakers
34,000  (2000–2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 koq
Glottolog kota1274[2]
B.25[3]

Kota, or iKota, is an African language spoken by the Bakota people. It is spoken in northeastern Gabon, Ogooué-Ivindo Province and in some areas of Republic of Congo. According to Ethnologue there are 34,442 Kota speakers in Gabon and 9,055 in the Republic of Congo.[4]

Kota includes several dialects, which include: Ndambomo, Mahongwe, Ikota-la-hua, Sake, Menzambi, Bougom.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kota at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Kota (Gabon)". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  4. ^ Ethnologue report