Wandala

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A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Mandara, Mandara Montagnard, Ndara
Population

23,500 in Cameroon (1982 SIL). Total users in all countries: 43,500.

Location

Far North region: Mayo-Sava division, east of Mora, north and northwest in a semicircle, to Nigeria border.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Kamburwama, Masfeima, Jampalam, Ziogba, Mazagwa, Gwanje, Wandala (Mandara), Mura (Duwe, Kirdi-Mora, Mora Brousse, Mora Massif), Gamargu (Gamergou, Gamergu, Malgo, Malgwa).

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. Positive attitudes. Also use Adamawa Fulfulde [fub], Chadian Spoken Arabic [shu], French [fra]. Used as L2 by Vame [mlr], Wuzlam [udl].

Language Development
200–300 read Wandala. Grammar. NT: 1988.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Muslim.

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