Eman

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A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Emane
Population

800 (1990 SIL).

Location

South West Region, northeast Manyu division, Akwaya subdivision, Amayo, Amanavil, Akalabo, and Akalam Gomo towns.

Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Dialects

Amanavil (Aman, Amana, Amani, Elaka), Amayo. Lexical similarity: 70% with Caka [ckx], 60% with Ipulo [ass], 40% with Iceve-Maci [bec] and Otank [uta], 35% with Esimbi [ags], 30% with Mesaka [iyo], and 80% with Amayo and Amanavil dialects.

Language Use

Cameroon Pidgin [wes] also used. Also use Ipulo [ass]. Used as L2 by Ipulo [ass].

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Traditional religion.