East Teke language

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East Teke
Bali
Native to Democratic Republic of the Congo, Congo
Native speakers
200,000 (2000)[1]
Dialects
  • Mosieno
  • Ng'ee
  • Bali (Tio)
Language codes
ISO 639-3 tek
Glottolog ibal1241[2]
B.75–76[3]

East Teke is a member of the Teke dialect continuum of the Congolese plateau. The dialects Mosieno and Ŋee (Esingee) may constitute a separate language from Tio (Teo, Tyo) also known as Bali (Ibali) (Teke proper).

References[edit]

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