Wushi

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A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Babessi, Cho’ Wushike, Pesii, Sii, Vesi
Population

25,000 (2008 SIL).

Location

North West region: Ngo Ketunjia division, Babessi subdivision, east of Ndop, Babessi village.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Reportedly similar to Vengo [bav], Kenswei-Nsei [ndb], and Bamunka [bvm].

Typology

Noun class suffixes rather than prefixes.

Language Use

All ages. Also use Cameroon Pidgin [wes], Lamnso’ [lns].

Language Development
Radio programs. Dictionary.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Ethnic autonym: Wushi. Traditional religion, Christian, Muslim.