Yasa language

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Not to be confused with Bongwe language.
Yasa
Bongwe
Native to Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon
Ethnicity 3,000 Yasa and Pygmies (no date)[1]
Native speakers
2,400 in Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea  (2000–2011)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 yko
Glottolog yasa1242[2]
A.33a[3]

Yasa (Yassa) is a Bantu language of Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea by Ndowe coastal fishing people. It is also spoken by Pygmies, perhaps Babongo, in Gabon.

Yasa also goes by the names Bongwe, Lyaasa, and Maasa. Dialects are Iyasa, Bweko, Vendo, Bodele, Marry, One, Asonga, Bomui, Mogana, Mooma, Mapanga. It may in turn be a dialect of Kombe.

References[edit]

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