Caka

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A language of Cameroon

Population

5,000 (Dieu and Renaud 1983).

Location

South West Region, northeast Manyu division, Akwaya subdivision, Asaka, Basaka, and Batanga villages.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Assaka (Adzu Balaka), Batanga (Adzu Batanga). Lexical similarity: 50% with Ipulo [ass], 40% with Balo [bqo], Osatu [ost], Iceve-Maci [bec], and Otank [uta], 35% with Esimbi [ags], 30% with Mesaka [iyo], 80% between the Assaka and Batanga dialects.

Language Use

Also use Cameroon Pidgin [wes], English [eng]. Used as L2 by Ipulo [ass].

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Different from Batanga [bnm] in the Bube-Benga group and the Batanga dialect of Oroko [bdu]. Traditional religion.