Mina

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A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Besleri, Hina
Population

11,000 (2000).

Location

Far North region: Mayo-Tsanaga division, Hina subdivision, south of Mokolo. 20 villages.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Besleri, Jingjing (Dzumdzum), Kefedjevreng.

Language Use

Vigorous. All ages. Not generally bilingual in Daba [dbq]. Educated people speak French [fra]. Also use Adamawa Fulfulde [fub]. Used as L2 by Mbudum [xmd].

Language Development
Positive attitudes towards literacy. Grammar.
Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Muslim, Christian, traditional religion.