Language of the Day for 18 November 2020


Babanki [bbk]

A language of
Population Full
39,000 (2011 SIL), increasing.
5 (Developing).
Language Use
Home, church, market. Used by all. Positive attitudes. Most also use Cameroon Pidgin [wes], at market and health clinic. Many also use English [eng]. A few also use Kom [bkm]. 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. Grammar. Texts. NT: 2017.