Kela-Yela language

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Kela
Yela
Native to Democratic Republic of the Congo
Region Kasai (Kela), Equateur Province (Yela)
Native speakers
(180,000 Kela, 33,000 Yela cited 1972 and 1977)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
kel – Kela
yel – Yela
Glottolog yela1238[2]
C.74, 75[3]

Kela (Ikela, Okela), or Lemba, and Yela are a Bantu language of the Democratic Republic of Congo spoken by several hundred thousand people in the Kasai-Oriental, where the language is called "Kela", and Equateur Province, where it's called "Yela".[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kela at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Yela at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Yela". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  4. ^ Hammarström (2015) Ethnologue 16/17/18th editions: a comprehensive review: online appendices