Central Teke (Tɛgɛ)

Central Teke is a Bantu language spoken by about 65,000 people in southeast of the Republic of the Congo and southwest of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). It is spoken in particular on the lower reaches of the Congo river in the Pool Malebo region in Plateaux and Pool departments of the Republic of the Congo, and in Bandundu Province in the DRC.

Central Teke is also known as Bamboma, Boma, Boo, Boõ, Eboo Teke, Eboom, Iboo, Teke-Nzikou, Teke-Boma or Teke-Eboon. Dialects include Ngungwel, Mpu, Boo and Nzikou. The Ngungwel and Boo dialects have the most speakers.

Central Teke alphabet and pronunciation

Central Teke alphabet and pronunciation

Download an alphabet chart for Central Teke (Excel)
Information about Central Teke compiled by Wolfram Siegel (PDF)

Notes

Central Teke has tones: the high tone can be marked with an acute accent (á), and the low tone is not marked.

Sample Video

Information about Central Teke | Numbers

Links

Information about Central Teke
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Teke_language
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teke-Eboo
https://lingweb.eva.mpg.de/channumerals/Teke-Nzikou.htm
http://www.language-archives.org/language/ifm

Bantu languages

Bangi, Basaa, Bemba, Bena, Benga, Bhaca, Bukusu, Bulu, Central Teke, Chichewa, Chokwe, Chuwabu, Comorian, Digo, Duala, Eton, Ewondo, Fang, Ganda/Luganda, Gogo, Gusii, Gwere, Haya, Herero, Ikizu, Jita, Kamba, Kiga, Kikuyu, Kimbundu, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Kisi, Kongo, Konjo, Koti, Kukuya, Kunda, Kuria, Lambya, Lingala, Loma, Lozi, Luba-Katanga, Luchazi, Lunda, Luvale, Makaa, Makonde, Makhuwa, Mandekan, Maore, Masaaba, Mbunda, Mende, Mongo, Mushungulu, Mwani, Nambya, Nande, Nkore, North Teke, Northern Ndebele (South Africa), Northern Ndebele (Zimbabwe), Northern Sotho, Nyamwezi, Nyakyusa, Nyemba, Nyole, Nyungwe, Nzadi, Oroko, OshiWambo, Pagibete, Punu, Ronga, Sena, Sengele, Shona, Soga, Songe, Southern Ndebele, Southern Sotho, Sukuma, Swahili, Swati, Tanga, Tembo, Tonga, Tshiluba, Tsonga, Tswa, Tswana, Tumbuka, Umbundu, Venda, Xhosa, Yao, Yasa, Zigula, Zinza, Zulu

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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