Wuzlam

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A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Mizlime, Ouldeme, Udlam, Uldeme, Uzam, Uzlam
Population

10,500 (1982 SIL), increasing. Very few monolinguals.

Location

Far North Region, Mayo-Sava division, Tokombere subdivision, Wuzlam massif south of Mora.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Language Use

All domains except education. All ages. Very positive attitudes. High bilingualism with neighbouring languages Vame [mlr] and Mada [mxu] and LWC’s Wandala [mfi] and Fulfulde [fub].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Very low. Literacy rate in L2: Very low. Learned in literacy classes, or after school classes. Most older generation illiterate. Most are beginning readers. Church-based adult literacy classes started in 1999. Poetry. Videos. Dictionary. Bible portions: 2004.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Traditional religion.