Mbo

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A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Mboo, Sambo
Population

45,000 (Ewané Etamé 1995).

Location

Mbo plain, Littoral Region, Moungo division, Nkongsamba and Melong subdivisions; West Region, Menoua division, Santchou subdivision and Upper Nkam division, Kekem subdivision.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Bareko (Ehow Mba, Minahe), Kekem (Nlembuu), Melong (Eho Mbo), Santchou (Nla Mboo). Related to Akoose [bss] and Bassossi [bsi].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 25%.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Different from Mbo [zmw] of Democratic Republic of the Congo, which is Bantu D.30.