|Native to||Republic of Congo|
14,000 (2003–2007 in Congo and Gabon)|
unknown number in Cameroon
Bekwel (Bekwil) is a Bantu language of the Republic of the Congo. There are some 10,000 speakers there, with a quarter that number across the border in Gabon, and perhaps a similar on the opposite side in Cameroon. It is rather close to Nzime (Koonzime).
Maho (2009) considers Nkonabeeb (Konabembe) to be a dialect of Bekwil rather than of Mpumpong.
Note: The Guthrie classification is geographic and its groupings do not imply a relationship between the languages within them.
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