Moloko

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A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Melokwo, Mokyo, Molko, Molkoa, Molkwo, Molokwo
Population

8,500 (1992 SIL).

Location

Far North Region, Mayo-Sava division, Tokombere subdivision, Makalingay canton, Melokwo mountain area.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Surrounded by 4 related languages, including Muyang [muy], Giziga North [gis], and the Mikiri dialect of Dugwor [dme], plus one other.

Language Use

All domains. Little bilingualism except in outlying areas with intermarriage with speakers of other languages. Fulfulde [fub] is used in the market, but interpretation necessary when used in church. A few educated speakers can use French [fra].

Language Development
Poetry. Bible portions: 2007.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Christian.