Balo

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A language of Cameroon

Population

2,230 (2000).

Location

South West region: Manyu division, Akwaya subdivision.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 60% with Osatu [ost], 40% with Ipulo [ass] and Caka [ckx], 35% with Esimbi [ags] and Mesaka [iyo].

Language Use

Some young people, all adults. Also use Cameroon Pidgin [wes].

Language Development

Literacy is in English.

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Traditional religion.

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