Tikar

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A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Ndob, Ndome, Tikali, Tikar-East, Tikari, Tingkala
Population

25,000 (1989 SIL).

Location

Center Region, Mbam and Kim divisions, Ngambe-Tikar subdivision, scattered over northwest Yoko and northeast of Foumban; Adamawa Region, Mayo-Banyo division, Bankim subdivision; West Region, Noun division, Magba subdivision.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Bandobo, Gambai, Kong, Mankim, Nditam, Tige (Tikar de Ngambe), Twumwu (Tikar de Bankim, Tumu). Bandobo may be a separate language. The Bankim call their dialect Twumwu, the Ngambe call theirs Tige.

Language Use

All ages. Also use French [fra].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%. NT: 1989.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].