Noone

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A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Noni, Nooni
Population

40,000 (2005 SIL). Based on actual population of the sub-divisions where the Noone people are present as of the 2005 census (2014 C. Hamm).

Location

North West region: Bui division, northwest Kumbo subdivision.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Lower Noone, Upper Noone. Member of the Eastern Beboid subgroup. Lexical similarity: 88% with Ncane [ncr].

Typology

SVO; 22 consonant and 6 vowel phonemes.

Language Use

All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Bum [bmv], Cameroon Pidgin [wes], English [eng], French [fra], Hausa [hau], Kom [bkm], Lamnso’ [lns], Limbum [lmp], Ncane [ncr], Nigerian Fulfulde [fuv], Oku [oku]. Used as L2 by Bum [bmv], Limbum [lmp], Ncane [ncr], Oku [oku], Sari [asj].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 65%. Dictionary. NT: 2011.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian, Muslim, traditional religion.