Yemba

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A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Atsang-Bangwa, Bafou, Bamileke-Yemba, Dschang, Tchang
Population

300,000 (1992 SIL), increasing.

Location

West region: Menoua division, Dschang area; South West region: Lebialem division.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Yemba, Foreke Dschang (Dschang, Tchang).

Language Use

All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use French [fra].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 2%. Literacy rate in L2: 40%. Poetry. New media. Radio programs. Videos. Dictionary. Bible portions: 2000.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Part of a language subgroup which includes Ngwe [nwe] and Ngiemboon [nnh]. Christian, traditional religion.