A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Bati Ba Ngong, Bati de Brousse

800 (1975 census).


Littoral region: Sanaga-Maritime division, Ndom subdivision, Bati canton, 4 villages; Centre region: Mbam-and-Inoubou division.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).


None known. Considered closely related to the Yambassa languages of the Mbam, in particular Nubaca [baf].

Language Use

All ages. Some also use Bakoko [bkh]. Basaa [bas] is used in church. Children up to 14 years old are exposed to French [fra] for primary education. Some also use Nubaca [baf]. Some also use Yangben [yav].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 0%. Literacy rate in L2: High in French [fra].