East Teke language

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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