Language of the Day for 07 December 2018

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Esimbi [ags]

A language of
Cameroon
Population Full
20,000 in Cameroon (1982 SIL), increasing.
Status
6a (Vigorous).
Language Use
Vigorous, but children growing up in English- or French-speaking areas do not learn L1 well. Home, neighborhood, market, work, church. Used by all. Positive attitudes. Used as L2 by Mesaka [iyo].
Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 10%. Literature. Radio. Bible portions: 2007.
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