Limbum

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A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Bojiin, Limbom, Llimbumi, Ndzungle, Ndzungli, Njungene, Nsungali, Nsungli, Nsungni, Wimbum
Autonym
Limbum
Population

130,000 in Cameroon (2005 SIL), increasing. Based on the actual population of the subdivisions where the Limbum people are present as of the 2005 census (2014 C. Hamm).

Location

North West region: Donga-Mantung division, Nkambe subdivision, Ndu and Nkambe areas.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Wiyeh, Tang, Wat.

Language Use

Used by all. Also use French [fra], Lamnso’ [lns], Noone [nhu]. Used as L2 by Kemedzung [dmo], Lamnso’ [lns], Ncane [ncr], Noone [nhu], Sari [asj], Tigon Mbembe [nza].

Language Development

Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%. Some literacy classes. Literature. Videos. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 2002.

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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