Mokpwe

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A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Bakpwe, Bakwedi, Bakwele, Bakweri, Bakwiri, Bekwiri, Kpe, Kwedi, Kweli, Kwili, Kwiri, Mokpe, Ujuwa, Vakweli, Vambeng
Population

32,200 (1982 SIL).

Location

South West Region, Fako division, Muyuka, Tiko, Buea, and Limbe subdivisions.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Language Use

Also use Cameroon Pidgin [wes], Duala [dua]. Used as L2 by Isu [szv].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%. Literature may serve Wumboko [bqm], Bubia [bbx], and Isu [szv]. Dictionary. Bible portions: 2009.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.