Gyele

Facts

  • Language: Gyele
  • Alternate names: Bagy√©li, Bakola, Giele, Gieli, Gyeli, Bagyele, Bagiele, Bajeli, Bajele, Bogyeli, Bogyel, Bondjiel, Bako, Bekoe, Bakuele, Likoya, "Babinga", Baka
  • Language code: gyi
  • Language family: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Northwest, A, Makaa-Njem (A.801) (SIL classification)
  • Number of speakers: 2,200-5,000
  • Vulnerability: Endangered
  • Script: Latin script, used since about 1987.

More information:

    Pygmies, dispersed in small groups in the forest. Probably different from Bakola (Bakoya) pygmies of Gabon. Traditional religion, Christian.

    Gyele is spoken in Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Africa.