Kela language

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To be distinguished from Kela language (New Guinea).
Kela
Native to DR Congo
Region Kasai
Native speakers
unknown (180,000 cited 1972)[1]
Niger–Congo
Language codes
ISO 639-3 kel
C.75[2]
Glottolog kela1254[3]

Kela (Ikela, Okela), or Lemba, is a Bantu language spoken by several hundred thousand people in the Kasai, Democratic Republic of Congo.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kela 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). "Kela (Democratic Republic of Congo)". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.