Ngiemboon

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A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Bamileke-Ngiemboon, Bamileke-Ngyemboon, Nguemba, Ngyemboon, Shwoge
Population

250,000 (2000 CABTAL), increasing. 80,000 monolinguals.

Location

West region: Bamboutos division, Batcham subdivision and west Mbouda subdivision in Balatchi; Menoua division, north of Penka-Michel.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Batcham, Balessing, Bangang, Bamougong, Balatchi, Batang.

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Most also use French [fra]. Also use English [eng], Nigerian Fulfulde [fuv]. Used as L2 by Ngomba [jgo], Ngombale [nla].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 8%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%. Functional literacy started. New media. Radio programs. Films. Videos. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 2007.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Distinct from Ngemba [nge]. Christian, traditional religion.

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