Oku

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A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Bvukoo, Ebkuo, Ekpwo, Kuo, Ukfwo, Uku
Population

40,000 (1991 L. Davis).

Location

North West Region, Bui division, west Jakiri subdivision, Mt. Oku and Lake Oku areas.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Language Use

All ages. Also use French [fra], Lamnso’ [lns]. Used as L2 by Kom [bkm], Lamnso’ [lns].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 5%–15%. Taught in primary schools. Poetry. Magazines. Radio programs. Videos. NT: 2012.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Distinct from Kuo [xuo] which is Adamawa.