Kélé

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A language of Gabon

Alternate Names
Akele, Dikele, Kili, Western Kele
Population

1,000 (Idiata 2007).

Location

Ngounié province: Sindara, Fougamou, and Mouila, Mbeboudye and Bougonga villages; Mimongo, between Mbigou and Malinga, Dienga and Baposso villages; Ogooue-Lolo province: Koula-Moutou; Moyen-Ogooué Province, Lambaréné.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Bubi, Metombolo, Western Kele. Reportedly similar to Ngom [nra].

Language Use

Also use Sangu [snq], Sira [swj], Tsogo [tsv].

Language Development
Bible portions: 1855–1879.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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.