Doyayo

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A language of Cameroon

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

15,000 (Wiering and Wiering 1994).

Location

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

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Marke, Teere (Poli), Sewe.

Language Use

Vigorous. Used by all. 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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