Kemedzung

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A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Dumbo, Dzumbo, Kemezung, Kumaju
Population

4,500 (2001 SIL).

Location

North West Region, Donga-Mantung division, Misaje subdivision, northwest of Nkambe, Dumbu area, Kwei village.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 85% with Naami [bzv].

Typology

SVO; noun head initial; 14 noun classes; content question word position predominantly clause final; clause constituents marked by word order; 19 consonant phonemes, 9 vowel phonemes; tonal.

Language Use

All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Cameroon Pidgin [wes], English [eng], Naami [bzv]. Used as L2 by Naami [bzv].

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

Latin script [Latn].