Mmaala

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A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Benyi, Central Yambassa, Mmala, Numaala
Population

5,300 (1982 SIL).

Location

Center Region, Mbam and Inoubou divisions, Mmala canton, in and south of Bokito.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Nuenie, Nukitia.

Language Use

Even in the village, some children use French [fra] even in the home. Religious services. Some young people, all adults. Also use French [fra]. Speakers do not think French will replace Mmaala. Also use Bulu [bum], Elip [ekm], Ewondo [ewo], Yangben [yav]. Used as L2 by Elip [ekm], Yangben [yav].

Language Development
Poetry. Bible portions: 2007.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].