Yaka language (Congo–Angola)
- Not to be confused with the Aka language of the Aka people, which is also known as Yaka, or with Yaka language (Congo)
|Native to||Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola|
Yaka, also spelled Iaca and Iyaka, is a Bantu language spoken in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola. There are two dialects, Yaka proper, which comprises 99% of speakers, and Ngoongo (distinguish West Ngongo language). The alleged varieties Pelende and Lonzo are political rather than ethnolinguistic entities.
- Hammarström (2015) Ethnologue 16/17/18th editions: a comprehensive review: online appendices
- Kiyaka at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
Ngoongo at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
Pelende (duplicate code) at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
Lonzo (duplicate code) at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Yaka-Pelende-Lonzo". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
- Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
Note: The Guthrie classification is geographic and its groupings do not imply a relationship between the languages within them.