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speaker 9,230
Language codes
ISO 639 -1


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Kélé (also Akele, Dikele and West-Kele) is a Bantu language and is spoken by around 9,230 people (2000 census) in Gabon .

It is common in the province of Ogooué-Maritime in the area around Mimongo .

Kélé is written in the Latin script .


Kélé is a Northwest Bantu language and belongs to the Kele group , which is classified as the Guthrie Zone B20. Kélé has similarities with the Ngom language and is related to other languages. It has the dialect Bubi.


Ave Maria :

Kélé German
Mè mbolede gwene, maria, we ye ku na gras, Nzambe aye na gwene, aye we mambya dakame na myade mye myese, Jesu, Myan'o, aye ke na mambya mye myese. Santa Maria, Gna mbe Nzambe, kambinaka bese, butu babi, kyana n'adukwa ayi legwa dyasi. Amen. Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you. You are blessed among women, and blessed is the fruit of your body, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

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