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A language of Cameroon

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

87,000 (1982 SIL), increasing.

Location

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

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Menemo (Bameta, Meta’, Metta, Uta’), Moghamo (Batibo, Besi, Iyirikum, Kugwe, Muywi, Tiwirkum, Widekum).

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Very positive attitudes. Also use Cameroon Pidgin [wes], English [eng], French [fra].

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. OT.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian, Muslim.