Kyenga language

Region Nigeria, Benin
Native speakers
12,000 (1995–2012)[1]
  • Mande

    • Eastern
      • Bisa–Busa
        • Samo–Busa
          • Busa languages
            • Shanga–Tyenga
              • Kyenga
Language codes
ISO 639-3 tye
Glottolog kyen1242[2]

Kyenga (also spelled Tyenga, Tienga, Kyanga, Tyanga, Cenka, Kenga), is a Mande language of Nigeria and Benin. Usage is declining, with speakers shifting to Hausa in Nigeria and Dendi in Benin.


  1. Kyenga at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Kyenga". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

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