Language of the Day for 18 May 2013


Babanki [bbk]

A language of
39,000 (2011 SIL), increasing.
5 (Developing).
Language Use
Home, church, market. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Kom [bkm]. Also use Cameroon Pidgin [wes], at market and health clinic. Used as L2 by Kom [bkm].
Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 10%. Used informally in education. Schooling in English. Women and children dominate in learning to read and write L1. Literature. Radio. Dictionary. Texts. Bible portions: 2011.
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