Bekwel

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A language of Congo

Alternate Names
Bakwele, Bakwil, Bekwil
Population

L1 users: 12,000 (2014 J. Leclerc). Total users in all countries: 16,000.

Location

Sangha department: on Cameroon border, near Gabon border, almost to Ouesso.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Zalagee, Ebaa, Mekwoob, Mebeeza, Koolo. Reportedly similar to Mpumpong [mgg]. Lexical similarity: 85% with Koonzime [ozm].

Language Use

All ages. Also use Lingala [lin] (Leitch 2005).

Language Development
Bible portions: 2014.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Different from Baakpe [bri] (Bakwiri) of Cameroon. Traditional religion, Christian.

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