Yaka

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Alternate Names
Aka, “Babinga” (pej.), “Bambenga” (pej.), Beká, Nyoyaka, Pygmée de la Lobaye, Pygmée de Mongoumba, Pygmées de la Sanghas
Population

15,000 in Central African Republic (1996). Population total all countries: 30,000.

Location

Sangha-Mbaéré Prefecture, Nola and Bambio subprefectures; Lobaye Prefecture, Mbaïki and Mongoumba subprefectures, forest along Congo border.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Beka (Bayaka, Gbayaka, Moyaka), Nzari.

Language Use

As speakers come out of the forest, they are shifting to Sango [sag]. Also use Sango [sag].

Language Development
Bible portions: 2003–2007.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Different from Baka [bkc], which is Ubangi. Pygmies. Traditional religion, Christian.

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