Language change in progress: In traditional Reunion Creole, there was full differentiation (Value 3) of 3rd person pronoun zot 'they’ and the plural word bann. In modern Reunion Creole, there is a tendency to replace the ambiguous zot by bannla 'they’. See Feature 23 "Expression of nominal plural meaning".
Source: Carayol et al. 1984-1995: 391
Source: Cellier 1982: 55