|Native to||Democratic Republic of the Congo|
|Region||Kasai (Kela), Equateur Province (Yela)|
|(180,000 Kela, 33,000 Yela cited 1972 and 1977)|
kel – Kela
yel – Yela
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".
- Kela at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
Yela at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Yela". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
- Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
- Hammarström (2015) Ethnologue 16/17/18th editions: a comprehensive review: online appendices
Note: The Guthrie classification is geographic and its groupings do not imply a relationship between the languages within them.
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