Yangben

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A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Central Yambassa, Kalong, Nuasue, Nukalonge
Population

2,300 (1994 SIL).

Location

Center Region, Mbam division, Bokito subdivision, Yangben canton south of Bokito town.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Nukalonge, Numende, Nutanga. Reportedly similar to Elip [ekm] and Mmaala [mmu].

Language Use

Religious services. Some young people, all adults. Positive attitudes. Speakers do not think French [fra] will replace Yangben. Also use Bulu [bum], Elip [ekm], Ewondo [ewo], French [fra], Mmaala [mmu]. Used as L2 by Elip [ekm], Hijuk [hij], Mmaala [mmu].

Language Development
French [fra] is used in primary and secondary education. Poetry. Bible portions.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Nukalonge is the reference dialect.