Tuki

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A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Bacenga, Baki, Batchenga, Betsinga, Betzinga, Ki, Oki, Osa Nanga, Sanaga
Population

26,000 (1982 SIL), increasing.

Location

Center Region, Mbam and Inoubou divisions, along Sanaga river north of Saa; north of Sanaga river between Ombessa and Ntui.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Bundum, Cangu (Tucangu), Kombe (Bakombe, Tukombe, Wakombe), Mbere (Bambele, Bamvele, Mbele, Mvele, Tumbele), Ngoro (Aki, Tu Ngoro, Uki), Tocenga (Bacenga, Cenga, Tiki), Tonjo (Boudjou, Bunju), Tsinga (Batsingo, Chinga, Tsingo, Tutsingo).

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. French [fra] used in official settings.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 35%. Poetry. Radio programs. Dictionary.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.