Bakaka

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A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Central Mbo
Population

30,000 (1998 SIL).

Location

Littoral Region, Moungo division, Nlonako, Manjo, west Loum, and south Nkongsamba subdivisions.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Babong (Ihobe Mbog, Ihobe Mboong), Bafun (Mbwase Nghuy, Miamilo, Pendia), Bakaka (Ehob Mkaa, Kaa, Kaka), Balondo (Ehobe Belon), Baneka (Mwaneka), Manehas (Mvae, Mwahed, Mwahet). Related to Akoose [bss], Bassossi [bsi], and Mbo [mtk].

Language Use

Young people also use some French [fra]; older generations also use some Duala [dua].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%. Dictionary.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.