Kélé

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A language of Gabon

Alternate Names
Akele, Dikele, Western Kele
Population

9,230 (2000).

Location

Middle Ogooue Province, Mimongo area, scattered.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Bubi, Western Kele. Similar to Ngom [nra]. Also related to Kota [koq], Mahongwe [mhb], Mbangwe [zmn], Ndasa [nda], Sake [sak], Seki [syi], Sighu [sxe], and Wumbvu [wum].

Language Development
Bible portions: 1855–1879.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Distinct from Kele [khy] of Democratic Republic of the Congo. They interact with the Tsogo [tsv] and Sangu [snq] around Mimongo. Traditional religion.