Yela-Kela language

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Kela
Yela
Native toDemocratic Republic of the Congo
RegionKasai (Kela), Equateur Province (Yela)
Native speakers
(180,000 Kela, 33,000 Yela cited 1972 and 1977)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3Either:
kel – Kela
yel – Yela
Glottologyela1238[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 Équateur Province, where it is 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, eds. (2017). "Yela-Kela". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: 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