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What language do they speak?

by ytuyt Online Now Apr 10, 2012 at 6:04 PM

What language do people in Bitam speak?

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    Re: What language do they speak?

    by lynnehamman Online Now Apr 10, 2012 at 7:47 PM

    Do you perhaps mean BINTAN Island?

    If so the official language is Bahasa Indonesian, but English is spoken at resorts and hotels. Most islanders understand some English as well.

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    Re: What language do they speak?

    by riorich55 Online Now Apr 10, 2012 at 7:59 PM

    Bitam is a city in North Gabon

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    Re: What language do they speak?

    by mccalpin Online Now Apr 10, 2012 at 8:15 PM

    According to the Summer Institute of Linguistics, there are dozens of tribal languages in Gabon, with a few thousand to hundreds of thousands of speakers...BUT, the official language of the country is French(!) - see ethnologue.com/show_country....

    I have no personal knowledge of the situation, but I'd say it likely that educated people there speak French, and people in travel speak French and English...

    Bill

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    Re: What language do they speak?

    by lynnehamman Online Now Apr 10, 2012 at 8:34 PM

    My apologies- it could have been a typo I thought.

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    Re: What language do they speak?

    by mccalpin Online Now Apr 10, 2012 at 8:47 PM

    Well, given that just today, someone posted a question about Dover, England, in the Dover Oregon (or wherever) forum, I wouldn't feel too badly about it ;-)

    For myself, I hadn't a clue where Bitam was, so I clicked on it and found that the VT database thought it was in Gabon...I hope it is ;-)

    Bill

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    Re: What language do they speak?

    by Sayd.Gamal Online Now Sep 18, 2013 at 1:50 AM

    Hello my Name is Sayd from Egypt i want to travel to gabon for tourism and safari

    please anyone know how i can get invitation letter or travel agency can provide me with the the invitation letter

    Thanks

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