Bakaka

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A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Central Mbo, Ehob Mkaa
Population

30,000 (1998 SIL).

Location

Littoral region: Moungo division, Nlonako, Manjo, west Loum, and south Nkongsamba subdivisions.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Babong (Ihobe Mbog, Ihobe Mboong), Baneka (Mwaneka), Bakaka (Ehob Mkaa, Kaa, Kaka), Manehas (Mvae, Mwahed, Mwahet), Balondo (Ehobe Belon), Bafun (Mbwase Nghuy, Miamilo, Pendia). Related to Akoose [bss], Bassossi [bsi], and Mbo [mtk].

Language Use

Some young people, all adults. Also use Duala [dua], French [fra].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 25%. Dictionary.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.

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