Mafa

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A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
“Matakam” (pej.), Mofa, Natakan
Population

136,000 in Cameroon (1982 SIL). Population total all countries: 140,910.

Location

Far North Region, Mayo-Tsanaga division. From Mokolo town north.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Central Mafa (Koza, Ldamtsai, Mokola, Mokolo, Ouzal), East Mafa (Roua, Soulede), West Mafa (Magoumaz, Mavoumay).

Language Use

Used as L2 by Cuvok [cuv], Gavar [gou], Mefele [mfj], Vemgo-Mabas [vem].

Language Development
New orthography in Catholic schools. Taught in primary and secondary schools. Poetry. Radio programs. Dictionary. Bible: 1978–1989.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion.

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