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. Also in Nigeria.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

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

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

Traditional religion, Christian.

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