Mbule

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A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Dumbule, Mbola, Mbure
Population

110 (2009 SIL). 0 monolinguals.

Location

Littoral region: Sanaga-Maritime division, Mbola village.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

None known. Not intelligible with other Yambasa languages. Lexical similarity: 59% with Nubaca [baf], 51% with Yangben [yav], 43% with Elip [ekm], 44% with Mmaala [mmu] (2015 G. Boyd).

Language Use

The younger genearations are learning and using the language as long as they stay in the village (2014 SIL). All adults, most young people. Neutral to positive attitudes. Most also use Basaa [bas]. Most also use French [fra]. Most also use Yangben [yav].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 0%. Dictionary.
Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.