Mbe

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A language of Nigeria

Alternate Names
Ketuen, Western Mbube
Population

65,000 (2011 F. Ekpong). 15,000 monolinguals. Ethnic population: 65,000.

Location

Cross River State, Ogoja LGA.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Ekumtak, Idum, Odaje.

Language Use

Vigorous. Home. All ages. Positive attitudes. 35% also use English [eng].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 10%. Literacy rate in L2: 35% in English. Bible portions: 1992.
Writing

Latin script [Latn], used since 1985.

Other Comments

Distinct from Mbe’ [mtk] of Cameroon, a Grassfields language. Christian, traditional religion.