Yambeta

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A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Njambeta, Yambetta
Population

3,700 (1982 SIL).

Location

Center Region, Mbam and Inoubou divisions, Kom-Yambeta subdivision northwest of Bafia town.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Nedek (Begi-Nibum, Kibum), Nigii (Nigi). Related to Bati [btc], Mbule [mlb], Elip [ekm], Leti [leo], Mmaala [mmu], Nubaca [baf], Nugunu [yas], Tuki [bag], and Yangben [yav].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%. Taught in primary schools, as a subject in a few schools. Bible portions: 2002–2010.
Writing
Latin script.