Bakola

The Gyeli/Kola language has different varieties. Different varieties/dialects are currently emerging as a result of contact language with and language shift to neighboring Bantu languages. For instance, Gyeli speakers in contact with the Kwasio language speak a different dialect than those in contact with Bulu speakers. Our team investigates three dialects in depth. Emmanuel Ngue Um works on the Kola dialect in the Basaa (Bantu A40) region, Daniel Duke works on the variety spoken in the Kwasio (Bantu A80) area, and Nadine Borchardt is in charge of the Gyeli dialect spoken in the Bulu (Bantu A70) contact region. With the three dialect regions, data are first sorted accordig to the village...