Isu

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A language of Cameroon

Population

10,400 (1994 SIL), increasing.

Location

North West Region, Menchum division, Wum Central subdivision, widespread to Nigeria border.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Language Use

All domains. All ages. Very positive attitudes. Also use Aghem [agq], Cameroon Pidgin [wes], English [eng], Weh [weh]. Used as L2 by Aghem [agq], Weh [weh].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 10%. Poetry. Radio programs.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Different from Isu [szv] (Subu, Bimbia), which is Narrow Bantu A.20. Traditional religion, Christian, Muslim.