Teke, Ibali

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

L1 users: 167,000 (2000). Total users in all countries: 203,200.

Location

Kinshasa and Mai-Ndombe provinces.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

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

Language Use

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

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

Latin script [Latn].

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