Teke-Kukuya

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A language of Congo

Alternate Names
Chikuya, Kikuwa, Koukouya, Kukua, Kukwa, Southern Teke
Population

38,800 (2000).

Location

Plateaux Region, Lekana district, east of Leketi river.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 86% with Eboo [ebo], 85% with Tyee [tyx], 81% with Ngungwel [ngz], 80% with Tsaayi [tyi], 79% with Teke-Tege [teg], 75% with Laali [lli], 70% with Yaka [iyx].

Language Use

Positive attitudes.

Language Development
Bible portions: 1971–1979.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].