Doyayo

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A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Doayo, Donyanyo, Donyayo, Doohyaayo, Doowaayo, Dooyaayo, Dooyayo, Dowayayo, Dowayo, Doyaayo, Doyau, “Namchi” (pej.), “Namci” (pej.), “Namshi” (pej.), Nomai, Tunga, Tungbo, Tuuno
Population

18,000 (1985 EELC).

Location

North Region, Benoue division, north Poli subdivision and Poli area.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Marke, Sewe, Teere (Poli).

Language Use

Perhaps 20% of the men have proficiency in Adamawa Fulfulde [fub] for trading and everyday conversation. Perhaps 5% also use French [fra].

Language Development
NT: 1991.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Whistle speech reported. Traditional religion, Christian, Muslim.