A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Bvukoo, Ebkuo, Ekpwo, Kuo, Ukfwo, Uku

87,000 (2005 SIL). Based on the actual population of the subdivision where the Oku people are present, as of the official 2005 census (2014 C. Hamm).


North West region: Bui division, west Jakiri subdivision, Mt. Oku and Lake Oku areas.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Language Use

All ages. Also use French [fra], Lamnso’ [lns], Noone [nhu]. Used as L2 by Kom [bkm], Lamnso’ [lns], Noone [nhu].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 5%–15%. Taught in primary schools. Poetry. Magazines. Radio programs. Videos. NT: 2012.

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Distinct from Kuo [xuo] which is Adamawa.