Batanga

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A language of Equatorial Guinea

Alternate Names
Banoho, Banoo, Bano’o, Noho, Nohu, Noku
Population

9,000 in Equatorial Guinea (Johnstone and Mandryk 2001), decreasing. Very few monolinguals. Population total all countries: 15,000.

Location

Bapuku along central coast, south of Mbini to Cabo San Juan. Also in Cameroon.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Bapuku (Bapuu, Naka, Puku). The Puku are an Ndowe coastal people.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: Most are literate in Spanish. Poetry. Radio programs. Bible: 2010.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Different from Batanga [bdu] of South West Region in Cameroon (Balundu-Bima), and the Batanga dialect of Caka [ckx]. Christian, traditional religion.

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