Bafut

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A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Befe, Bufe, Fu, Fut
Population

100,000 (Tamanji 2009), increasing.

Location

North West region: Mezam division, Tuba subdivision, Bafut.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Bafut, Bufe (Afughe).

Language Use

Home, market, community. All ages. Positive attitudes. 15% also use French [fra]. Also use Cameroon Pidgin [wes], English [eng]. Used as L2 by Ngemba [nge].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 30%. Literacy programs in 20 schools and 30 churches. Taught in primary schools. Radio programs. Grammar. NT: 1999.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].