Language of the Day for 17 July 2013


Fa d'Ambu [fab]

A language of
Equatorial Guinea
5,000 in Equatorial Guinea (2010 SIL). Population total all countries: 5,600. 0 monolinguals. L2 users: Few.
6a (Vigorous).
Language Use
Vigorous use in Annobón and Malabo. All domains except government and education where Spanish [spa] is used. All ages. Positive attitudes. Many on Bioko learn the local trade language, Equatorial Guinean Pidgin [fpe]. Noncreolized Portuguese [por] used as liturgical language by local Catholics. Almost all also use Spanish [spa]. Many on Bioko learn Spanish, but less so on Annobón. Women on Annobón seem uncomfortable in Spanish. Also use Fang [fan].
Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Very low. Literacy rate in L2: 95% in Spanish. Grammar. Bible portions: 2009.