Myene

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A language of Gabon

Alternate Names
Omyene, Pangwe
Population

46,700 (2000). 1,000–2,000 Dyumba, 1,000–5,000 Enenga, 2,000–11,000 Galwa, 1,000–4,000 Mpongwe, 10,000 Orungu, 20,000 Nkomi.

Location

Ogooue-Maritime and Middle Ogooue provinces, Lambarene area to coast; Mpongwe on both sides of Gabon estuary, south of Libreville, Port Gentil area; Ajumba north of Lambarene; Enenga northeast of Lambarene; Galwa in Lambarene area and west; Nkomi on coast, southeast of Port Gentil.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Ajumba (Adjumba, Adyumba, Dyumba), Enenga, Galwa (Galloa, Galoa, Galua, Omyene), Mpongwe (Mpongoué, Mpungwe, Npongué, Npongwe, Pongoué), Nkomi (N’komi), Orungu (Rongo, Rungu). A dialect subgroup.

Language Use

Also use Fang [fan].

Language Development
Bible: 1927.
Writing
Latin script.