La’bi

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A language of Cameroon

Population

No known L1 speakers (Samarin 1971). L2 users: 4,400 (2006).

Location

North Region, Mayo-Rey division, Touboro subdivision.

Language Status

9 (Second language only).

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

The language of initiation rites practiced by the Gbaya, Mbum, and some Sara-Laka. Vocabulary is borrowed from Sara languages (Samarin 1971).