Molengue

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A language of Equatorial Guinea

Alternate Names
Balengue, Molendji
Population

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

Location

South tip and Rio Benito, inland.

Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Language Use

Decreasing in younger generation. Mildly positive attitudes.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 0%. Literacy rate in L2: 0%.
Writing

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

Other Comments

Glossonym: semi-playeros, who function well on the coast and in the jungle. Traditional religion.