Yaka

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Alternate Names
Beká, Nyoyaka, Pygmée de Mongoumba, Pygmée de la Lobaye, Pygmées de la Sanghas, “Babinga” (pej.), “Bambenga” (pej.)
Autonym
Aka
Population

15,000 (1996). Total users in all countries: 30,000.

Location

Lobaye prefecture: Mbaïki and Mongoumba subprefectures, forest along Congo border; Sangha-Mbaéré prefecture: Bambio and Nola subprefectures.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Beka (Bayaka, Gbayaka, Moyaka), Nzari.

Language Use

As speakers come out of the forest, they are shifting to Sango [sag]. Also use Sango [sag].

Language Development
Bible portions: 2003–2007.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Different from Baka [bkc], which is Ubangi. Pygmies. Traditional religion, Christian.

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