Ngie

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A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Angie, Baminge, Baninge, Mingi, Ngi, Ugie, Ungie
Population

37,000 (2001 SIL), increasing.

Location

North West Region, Momo division, west Mbengwi subdivision, Andek area.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Mengum. Lexical similarity: 56% between Ngie [ngj] and the Mengum dialect, which may be a separate language.

Language Use

All domains. All ages. Very positive attitudes.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%. Radio programs.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion, Muslim.