Central Teke language

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Central Teke
Eboo
Native to Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Native speakers

– 45,000 Ngungwel (1988)[1]
– 20,000 Boo in Congo (2000)[2]
Dialects
  • Ngungwel
  • Mpu (Mpumpu)
  • Boo (Eboo)
  • Ndzindziu
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Variously:
ngz – Ngungwel
ebo – Boo
nzu – Nzikou[3]
Glottolog cent2278  Central Teke[4]
ngun1272  Ngungwel[5]
B.72,74[6]

Central Teke is a member of the Teke languages dialect continuum of the Congolese plateau. Central Teke dialects are Ngungwel and Mpu (Mpumpum), Boo (Boma, Eboocf. Boma language), and Nzikou (Njyunjyu/Ndzindziu). They are spoken in the Malebo Pool region of the Republic of Congo, with an unknown number of Boo speakers in DRC.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ngungwel at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Teke-Eboo at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  3. ^ Hammarström (2015) Ethnologue 16/17/18th editions: a comprehensive review: online appendices
  4. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Central Teke". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  5. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Ngungwel". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  6. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online