Meta’

Print

A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Bameta, Batibo, Besi, Chubo, Menemo-Mogamo, Metta, Mitaa, Moghamo-Menemo, Muta, Uta’, Widikum-Tadkon
Population

183,000 (2010 CABTAL), increasing. Menemo 83,000, Moghamo 100,000 (2013 CABTAL).

Location

North West region: Momo division, east and southeast Mbengwi and east Batibo subdivisions; Bamenda subdivision, Bafuchu and Nja village areas.

Language Maps
Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Menemo (Medig, Ngyen-Mbo, Zang Tabi), Moghamo (Ashong, Awyi, Iyirikum, Kugwe, Muywi, Tiwirkum, Widekum).

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Very positive attitudes. Also use Cameroon Pidgin [wes], English [eng], French [fra]. Used as L2 by Ngie [ngj], Njen [njj].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 10%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%. Informally used in education. 5% can read and write Meta’. Poetry. Radio programs. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 2014.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian, Muslim.