Ngungwel

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A language of Congo

Alternate Names
Engungwel, Ngangoulou, Ngungulu, Northeastern Teke
Population

45,000 (1988 SIL).

Location

Plateaux Region, Gamboma district.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Mpu (Mpumpu, Mpumpum). Seen as separate from Teke, although part of the Teke family. Lexical similarity: 89% with Boo [ebo], 81% with Kukua [kkw], 77% with Teghe [teg], 76% with Tsaayi [tyi] and Mbere [mdt], 75% with Tyee [tyx], 68% with Laali [lli], 61% with Yaa [iyx].

Language Use

Positive attitudes.

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].