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.

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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.