Molengue

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A language of Equatorial Guinea

Alternate Names
Balengue, Molendji
Population

1,000 (2011 SIL), decreasing. L2 users: 0. Few monolinguals. Ethnic population: 1,000.

Location

Litoral province: South tip and Rio Benito, inland.

Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Language Use

Decreasing in younger generation. Positive attitudes.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 0%.
Writing

Unwritten [Qaax], projected development of Latin orthography in 2012.

Other Comments

One of 3 groups known as ‘semi-playeros’, who function well on the coast and in the jungle. Traditional religion.

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