Ngombale

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A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Bamileke-Ngombale
Population

45,000 (1993 SIL), increasing.

Location

West Region, Bamboutos division, north Mbouda subdivision, northwest of Mbouda.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Babadjou (Basso, Nchobela), Bamessingue (Bassing).

Language Use

All domains. All ages. Cameroon Pidgin [wes] is also used. Many young people are bilingual in French [fra]. Many adults are bilingual in Ngiemboon [nnh]. Also use Ngomba [jgo].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 2%. Literacy rate in L2: 30%. Mostly women and children are literate in L1. Poetry.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.