Beeke language

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Beeke
Ibeeke
Native to Democratic Republic of the Congo
Native speakers
1,000 (1994)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 bkf
Glottolog beek1238[2]
D.335[3]

Beeke is a Bantu language of uncertain affiliation. Guthrie assigned to the Nyali cluster. However, Ethnologue suggests that it may be a divergent form of Bali. It is 65% cognate with Bali, but 38% with the Nyali language Ndaka.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Beeke at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Beeke". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online