Teke-Tege

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A language of Gabon

Alternate Names
Iteghe, Katege, Ketego, Latege, Northern Teke, Teke
Population

90,000 in Gabon (2011 SIL). 25%–50% monolingual. Population total all countries: 139,300.

Location

Upper Ogooue Province, east of Franceville. Also in Congo.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Lexical similarity: 81% with Ombamba [mbm], 79% with Kukuya [kkw], 77% with Ngungwel [ngz], 76% with Eboo [ebo], 75% with Tyee [tyx], 74% with Mbere [mdt], 73% with Laali [lli] and Tsaayi [tyi].

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use French [fra], mostly for official purposes; younger people sometimes code-mix French with Teke-Tege.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 60%.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.

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