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.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

None known. 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], Nigerian Fulfulde [fuv].

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

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.