East Teke language

East Teke is a member of the Teke dialect continuum of the Congolese plateau. The dialects Mosieno and Ŋee (Esingee) may constitute a separate language from Tio (Teo, Tyo) also known as Bali (Ibali) (Teke proper).

East Teke
Native toDemocratic Republic of the Congo, Congo
Native speakers
200,000 (2000)[1]
  • Mosieno
  • Ng'ee
  • Bali (Tio)
Language codes
ISO 639-3tek


  1. ^ East Teke at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Ibali Teke". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
Bali language

Bali may refer to any of several languages:

Balinese language, spoken in Indonesia, especially the island of Bali

Bali language (Adamawa), spoken in Demsa, Adamawa, Nigeria

Bali language (DRC), a Bantu language spoken in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

East Teke language, a member of the Teke dialect continuum of the Congolese plateau

Bali (Li) dialect of Nga'ka language (Cameroon)

Uneapa language (sometimes called "Bali"), spoken in Bali Island, Papua New Guinea

Central Teke language

Central Teke is a member of the Teke languages dialect continuum of the Congolese plateau. Central Teke dialects are Ngungwel and Mpu (Mpumpum), Boo (Boma, Eboo – cf. Boma language), and Nzikou (Njyunjyu/Ndzindziu). They are spoken in the Malebo Pool region of the Republic of Congo, with an unknown number of Boo speakers in DRC.


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