Official Name
Republic of Cameroon. Formerly French Cameroun and British Cameroons
National Languages
English, French
Literacy Rate
63% (2007 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Efai (890)
General References
Bendor-Samuel and Hartell 1989; Dieu and Renaud 1983; Dimmendaal and Voeltz 2007
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Cameroon is 286. Of these, 280 are living and 6 are extinct. Of the living languages, 11 are institutional, 96 are developing, 106 are vigorous, 43 are in trouble, and 24 are dying.