Oroko

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A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Bakundu, Bakundu-Balue, Oroko-East, Oroko-West
Population

106,000 (2000).

Location

South West region: Meme division, all but east edge of Konye subdivision, southwest corner of Kumba subdivision, north two-thirds of Mbonge subdivision; Ndian division, Dikome Balue subdivision, most of Ekondo-Titi subdivision, most of Mundemba subdivision, except eastern edge.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Lokundu (Bakundu, Bawo, Bekunde, Kundu, Lakundu, Nkundu), Lolue (Babue, Balue, Barue, Lue, Western Kundu), Mbonge, Ekombe (Bekombo, Ekumbe), Londo (Balondo Ba Diko, Balondo Ba Nanga, Lundu), Longolo (Ngolo), Bima, Lotanga (Batanga, Dotanga), Lokoko (Bakoko, Koko). The Batanga dialect is distinct from Batanga [bnm] (Banoho) and the Batanga dialect of Caka [ckx]; the Bakoko dialect is distinct from Bakoko [bkh].

Language Use

Home, church, market. All ages. Also use Cameroon Pidgin [wes], especially in official settings. Also use English [eng], in official settings.

Language Development
Texts. Bible portions: 2011.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.

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