Myene language

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Myene
Omyene
Native to Gabon
Region Ogooue-Maritime Province, Middle Ogooue Province
Ethnicity Myene (Mpongwe, Nkomi, Galwa), Bongo Pygmies
Native speakers
47,000  (2000)[1]
Dialects
Mpongwe
Galwa
Nkomi
Language codes
ISO 639-3 mye
Glottolog myen1241[2]
B.11[3]

Myene is a cluster of closely related Bantu varieties spoken in Gabon by about 46,000 people. It is perhaps the most divergent of the Narrow Bantu languages,[4] though Nurse & Philippson (2003) place it in with the Tsogo languages (B.30). The more distinctive varieties are Mpongwe (Pongoué), Galwa (Galloa), and Nkomi.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Myene at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Myene". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  4. ^ Bantu Classification, Ehret, 2009.
  1. ^ le myènè en ligne sur : 'awanawintche.com', le myene en ligne : proverbes, contes, cours en audio mp3, histoires, rites et légendes o'myènè.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Jacquot, A. (1976) Etude de la phonologie et de la morphologie myene, in Etudes Bantoues II', Bulletin SELAF 53, Paris, 13-79.
  • Philippson, G. & G. Puech (1996) 'Tonal domains in Galwa (Bantu, B11c)'
  • Nurse & Philippson (2003) The Bantu Languages.