Poke language

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Native to Democratic Republic of the Congo
Region Isangi Territory
Ethnicity Topoke
Native speakers
(130,000 cited 1984)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 pof
Glottolog poke1238[2]

The Poke language (also called Puki, Tofoke, Topoke or Tovoke), is in the Soko–Kele languages group of Bantu languages. It is spoken by the Topoke people of the Tshopo District, Isangi Territory, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.[4]


  1. ^ Boingaoli, Bilusa Baila (1993). "Recherche sur l'identité ethnique du peuple Topoke (haut-zaire)". Civilizations. 41. ISSN 2032-0442. Retrieved 2011-10-08.
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Poke". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  4. ^ "Poke". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2011-10-08.

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