Bekwil language

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Bekwel
Native to Republic of Congo
Native speakers
14,000 (2003–2007 in Congo and Gabon)[1]
unknown number in Cameroon[1]
Niger–Congo
Dialects
  • Nkonabeeb
  • Bekwil
Language codes
ISO 639-3 bkw
Glottolog bekw1242[2]
A.85a,b[3]

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.

References[edit]

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