Yakoma people

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Yakoma are an ethnic group who primarily reside in the Central African Republic, as of June 2008, the Yakoma make up 4% of the country's population. [1] [2] Additionally, 10,000 live in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. [3]

The city of Yakoma takes its name from the people Yakoma, and the Yakoma's lands [4] [1] were utilized by the French for their post at les Abiras, which was the first capitol of Ubangi-Shari, [5] [6] [1] who were the predecessors to the modern day Central African Republic. [1] The Yakoma are indeed Bantu, however they, in fact, speak a distinct dialect (also known as Yakoma), which similar to Sango. [7] [1]

André-Dieudonné Kolingba, president of the CAR from 1979 to 1993, was a member of this group, [8] [9] [10] as is the writer Adrienne Yabouza. [11]

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