A language of Gabon

Alternate Names
Iteghe, Katege, Keteghe, Ketego, Latege, Northern Teke, Tege-Kali, Teghe, Teke

90,000 in Gabon (2011 SIL). 22,500 monolinguals. Total users in all countries: 139,300.


Haut-Ogooué province: east and northeast of Franceville.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).


None known. 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. Used by all. Positive attitudes. Also use French [fra], mostly for official purposes; younger people sometimes mix French with Teke-Tege.

Language Development

Literacy rate in L2: 60%. Dictionary.


Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.

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