Naami

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A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Bebe, Yi Be Wu
Population

2,500 (2001 SIL).

Location

North West Region, Donga-Mantung division, Misaje subdivision, west of Nkambe, north of Ring Road, Bebe-Jama and Bebe-Jatto villages.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Member of the Eastern Beboid subgroup. Lexical similarity: 85% with Kemedzung [dmo].

Language Use

All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Cameroon Pidgin [wes], English [eng], Kemedzung [dmo], Sari [asj]. Used as L2 by Kemedzung [dmo].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 0%. Literacy program started in 2011. Schooling is in English.
Other Comments

Ethnonym: Bebe.