Pinyin

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A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Bapinyi, Pelimpo
Population

24,600 (2001 SIL), increasing.

Location

North West Region, Mezam division, southwest Bamenda subdivision, southwest of Bamenda.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Related to Awing [aal], Ngemba [nge], Bafut [bfd], and Mendankwe-Nkwen [mfd].

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Also use Cameroon Pidgin [wes], English [eng], French [fra], Mungaka [mhk], and Fulfulde [fub].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 30%. Used informally in education. Poetry. New media. Radio programs. Bible portions: 2011.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.