Ngemba

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A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Ba-Ndom, Megimba, Mogimba, Mundum, Ngomba, Nguemba
Population

18,800 (2002 SIL).

Location

North West region: Mezam division, Bamenda and Tuba subdivisions.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Bagangu (Akum), Njong (Banjong), Mbutu (Alamatu, Bambutu, Mbotu), Songwa (Bangwa, Ngwa, Nsongwa), Mankon (Bida, Mangkon), Shomba (Almatson, Bamechom), Mangkunge (Bande, Bande’, Bandeng, Mukohn, Ngemba, Nkune), Mbrerewi (Bamundum 1, Mundum 1), Anyang (Ba-Ndom, Bamundum 2, Mundum 2), Alatening (Alatining). Distinct from Ngiemboon [nnh] (Nguemba). Lexical similarity: 87% between the Mbrerewi and Anyang dialects, 78% between Mbrerewi and Bafut [bfd], 85% between Mbrerewi and the Mankon dialect, 74% between Bafut and Mankon.

Language Use

Used by all. Also use Bafut [bfd], Cameroon Pidgin [wes].

Language Development

Grammar.

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

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