Teke, Ibali

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Alternate Names
Eastern Teke, Ibali, Kiteke, Teke-Ibali
Population

167,000 in Democratic Republic of the Congo (2000). Population total all countries: 203,200.

Location

Kwamouth, Masia, Kinshasa, near Banbana on road to Kenga; upstream from Kinshasa to Kwa (Kasaï) river and inland to Fatunda area. Also in Congo (Teke-Ibali).

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Bali (Ambali, Teo, Tio, Tyo), Mosieno, Ngee (Esingee). Ngee dialect may be a distinct language.

Language Use

Also use Lingala [lin] or Kituba [ktu].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 65%–85%. Bible portions: 1889–1905.
Writing
Latin script.

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