Duala

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A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Diwala, Douala, Dualla, Dwala, Dwela, Sawa
Population

87,700 (1982 SIL).

Location

Littoral Region, Nkam division, toward Yabassi town along Wouri river; Moungo division, Dibombari area; Wouri division, Cameroon estuary area; South West Region, Fako division, both sides of Mungo river.

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Language Status

3 (Wider communication).

Dialects

Bodiman, Mungo (Mungu, Muungo), Oli (Ewodi, Koli, Ouri, Uli, Wouri, Wuri), Pongo. Related to Malimba [mzd].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%. Radio programs. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 1872–1970.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Christian.