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. Many adults bilingual in Ngomba [jgo] and Ngiemboon [nnh], young people in French [fra]. Cameroon Pidgin [wes] also used.

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

Christian, traditional religion.