Akoose

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A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Akosi, Bakossi, Bekoose, Koose, Kosi, Nkoosi, Nkosi
Population

100,000 (2001 SIL), increasing.

Location

South West Region, Kupe-Muanenguba division, Bangem and Tombel subdivisions; Littoral Region, Moungo division, Manjo subdivision.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Elung (Along, Elong, Nlong), Mwambong, Mwamenam (Mouamenam), Ninong, Northern Bakossi, Southern Bakossi, Western Bakossi.

Language Use

Vigorous. In official settings use English [eng], French [fra] or Pidgin English [wes]. Home, church, market. All ages.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 15%. Literacy rate in L2: 30% (Gov’t figure). Used informally in education. Poetry. New media. Radio programs. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 2011.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.