Teke Languages
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Teke Languages

The Teke languages are a series of Bantu languages spoken by the Teke people in the western Congo and in Gabon. They are coded Zone B.70 in Guthrie's classification. According to Nurse & Philippson (2003), the Teke languages apart from West Teke form a valid node with Tende (part of B.80):

Teghe (T?g?, North Teke)
Ngungwel (Ngungulu, NE Teke) - Central Teke (Njyunjyu/Ndzindziu, Boo/Boma/Eboo)
Tio (Bali) - East Teke (Mosieno, Ng'ee/?ee)
Kukwa (Kukuya, South Teke)
Fuumu (South Teke) - Wuumu (Wumbu)
Tiene (B.80)
Mfinu (B.80)
Mpuono (B.80)



  • Nurse & Philippson (2003), The Bantu Languages.

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