Doyayo

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A language of Cameroon

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

L1 users: 18,000 (1985 Église Évangélique Lutherienne du Cameroun).

Location

North region: Bénoué division, north Poli subdivision and Poli area.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Marke, Teere (Poli), Sewe.

Language Use

A few also use French [fra]. Also use Adamawa Fulfulde [fub]. Up to 20% of the men have proficiency in it for trading and everyday conversation.

Language Development
NT: 1991.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Whistle speech reported. Traditional religion, Christian.

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