Elip

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A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Belibi, Belip, Central Yambassa, Libie, Nulibie, Nulibié
Population

6,400 (1982 SIL).

Location

Center Region, Mbam and Inoubou divisions, southeast of Bokito town, in watershed of Mbam and Sanaga rivers. Yambasa village.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Nukanya, Nulamba, Nuyambassa. Related to Mmaala [mmu] and Yangben [yav].

Language Use

Positive attitudes. French [fra] is the language of instruction in primary and secondary education. Ewondo [ewo] or Bulu [bum] are used in some churches, without interpretation. Speakers acquire comprehension of Mmaala [mmu] and Yangben [yav] in early adulthood.

Language Development
Bible portions: 2007.
Writing
Latin script.