20,000 in Cameroon (1982 SIL), increasing.
North West Region, Menchum division, Menchum Valley subdivision, from Benakuma into Nigeria. Also in Nigeria.
SVO; prepositions; noun head initial; 14 noun classes; content question word in sentence-final position; up to 3 prefixes; up to 1 suffix; no passives; 30 consonant phonemes; 8 vowel phonemes; 5 tones
Vigorous, but children growing up in English- or French-speaking areas do not learn L1 well. Home, neighborhood, market, work, church. All ages. Positive attitudes.
Traditional religion, Christian, Muslim.