Vili language

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Not to be confused with Vili (Ibhili).
Vili
Civili
Native to Republic of the Congo, Gabon
Native speakers
11,000  (2000)[1]
Niger–Congo
Language codes
ISO 639-3 vif
Glottolog vili1238[2]
H.12[3]

Vili (Civili) one of the Zone H Bantu languages, grouped with the Sira clade (historically also with the Kongo clade).

The language has a few thousand native speakers in spread along the coast between southern Gabon and northern Angola, most of them in the Republic of the Congo's Kouilou, Pointe-Noire and Niari departments. The Vili people (Muvili, singular Bavili) were the population of the 17th to 18th century Kingdom of Loango in the same region.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vili at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Vili". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online

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