Bekwel

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A language of Congo

Alternate Names
Bakwele, Bakwil, Bekwil
Population

9,600 in Congo (2003). Population total all countries: 12,060.

Location

Sangha Region, along Cameroon border, near Gabon border, almost to Ouesso.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Ebaa, Koolo, Mebeeza, Mekwoob, Zalagee. Reportedly similar to Mpumpong [mgg]. Lexical similarity: 85% with Koonzime [ozm].

Language Development
New media.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Different from Baakpe [bri] (Bakwiri) of Cameroon. Traditional religion, Christian.

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