Mambila, Cameroon

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A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Bang, Bea, Ble, Juli, Lagubi, Mambere, Mambilla, Nor, Tagbo, Tongbo, Torbi
Population

30,000 (1993 UBS).

Location

Adamawa Region, on Nigeria border, northwest Mayo-Banyo division, Banyo and Bankim subdivisions.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Ju Ba, Ju Naare (Mambila de Gembu), Langa, Sunu Torbi (Torbi). Closely related to Mvanlip [mcj] (Magu) in Nigeria. Similar to Mambila [mzk] of Nigeria. A continuum of related varieties; one end unintelligible to speakers of the other. Langa inherently intelligible to some, but not most others. At least 4 dialects in Cameroon.

Language Development
Dictionary. NT: 2001.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Traditional religion, Muslim.