Bulu

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A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Boulou
Population

858,000 (2007).

Location

South Region, entire Ntem, Dja, and Lobo divisions; south Upper Sanaga division; Center Region, north Nyong and Mfoumou divisions; East Region, part of Upper Nyong division.

Language Status

3 (Wider communication).

Dialects

Bene, Yelinda, Yembana, Yengono, Zaman. Intelligible with Eton [eto], Ewondo [ewo], and Fang [fak] in Beti group.

Language Use

800,000 L2 speakers (1991 UBS). Formerly used in education, religion, and commerce, but now in decline as LWC.

Language Development
Bible: 1940–2004.
Writing
Latin script.