Nubaca

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A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Baca, Bango, Bongo, Central Yambassa, Nu Baca
Population

4,500 (2007 SIL). No monolinguals. Ethnic population: 5,000.

Location

Center Region, Mbam division, Bokito subdivision, Yangben canton, south of Yangben, Bongo village, 8 quarters: Puéméné, Galala, Bupili, Buyatolo, Gafogo, Buaya, Ganok, and Nikoss.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Center Nubaca, Kélendé, Nibiég. No significant dialect differences. Not intelligible with other Yambassa language varieties. Related to Elip [ekm] and Mmaala [mmu]. Lexical similarity: 78% with Baka [bkc], 77% with Yangben [yav], 72% with Elip [ekm] and Mmaala [mmu].

Language Use

Some indication speakers want to retain Nubaca. Neutral attitudes. Older also use Ewondo [ewo] or Basaa [bas]. Youth also use French [fra].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 0%.
Writing
Unwritten.