Bambili-Bambui

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A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Bambili
Population

10,000 (Dieu and Renaud 1983), increasing.

Location

North West Region, Mezam division, Tuba subdivision, along Ring road, northeast of Bamenda. Bambili, Bambui villages.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Bambili (Mbele, Mbili, Mbogoe), Bambui (Mbui). Mutual inherent intelligibility is low with Mendankwe-Nkwen [mfd].

Language Use

All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Cameroon Pidgin [wes] with non-speakers. English [eng] used in school. French [fra] used in school.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 0%. Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%. Poetry. Radio programs. Grammar.
Other Comments

They interact more with Bafut than with Nkwen and Mendankwe-Nkwen. Christian, Muslim, traditional religion.