Bekwel

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A language of Congo

Alternate Names
Bakwele, Bakwil, Bekwil
Population

9,600 in Congo (2003). Population total all countries: 13,600.

Location

Sangha department: along Cameroon border, near Gabon border, almost to Ouesso.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

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

Language Use

All ages.

Language Development
New media. Bible portions: 2014.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

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

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