Teke languages

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Teke
Ethnicity: Teke people
Geographic
distribution:
Central reaches of the Congo River and adjacent areas
Linguistic classification: Niger–Congo
Glottolog: None
teke1283  (Teke (B.70))[1]

The Teke languages are a series of Bantu languages spoken by the Teke people in the western Congo and in Gabon. They are coded Zone B.70 in Guthrie's classification. According to Nurse & Philippson (2003), the Teke languages apart from West Teke form a valid node with Tende (part of B.80):

Tsege
Teghe (Tɛgɛ, North Teke)
Ngungwel (Ngungulu, NE Teke) – Central Teke (Njyunjyu/Ndzindziu, Boo/Boma/Eboo)
Tio (Bali) – East Teke (Mosieno, Ng'ee/Ŋee)
Kukwa (Kukuya, South Teke)
Fuumu (South Teke) – Wuumu (Wumbu)
Tiene (B.80)
Mfinu (B.80)
Mpuono (B.80)

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Teke (B.70)". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 

References[edit]

  • Nurse & Philippson (2003), The Bantu Languages.