Akoose

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A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Akose, Akosi, Bafaramani, Bakosi, Bakossi, Bekoose, Koose, Kosi, Kosse, Kossi, Manenguba, Ngoe, Nkoosi, Nkosi
Autonym
Akoose
Population

L1 users: 100,000 (2001 SIL), increasing.

Location

Littoral region: Moungo division, Manjo subdivision; South West region: Koupé-Muanenguba division, Bangem, Nguti, and Tombel subdivisions.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Northern Bakossi, Western Bakossi, Southern Bakossi, Mwambong, Ninong, Elung (Along, Elong, Nlong), Mwamenam (Mouamenam).

Language Use

Vigorous. In official settings use English [eng], French [fra] or Pidgin English [wes]. Home, church, market. All ages. Also use French [fra].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 15%. Literacy rate in L2: 30% (Gov’t figure). Used informally in education. Literature. Radio. Dictionary. Grammar. Texts. NT: 2011.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.

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