Oku

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A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Bvukoo, Ebkuo, Ekpwo, Kuo, Ukfwo, Uku
Population

L1 users: 87,000 (2005 SIL). Based on the actual population of the subdivision where the Oku people are present, as of the official 2005 census (2014 C. Hamm).

Location

North West region: Bui division, west Jakiri subdivision, Lake Oku and Mount Oku areas.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Language Use

All ages. Also use French [fra], Lamnso’ [lns], Noone [nhu]. Used as L2 by Kom [bkm], Lamnso’ [lns], Noone [nhu].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 5%–15%. Taught in primary schools. Literature. Periodicals. Radio. Videos. Texts. NT: 2012.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Distinct from Kuo [xuo] which is Adamawa.

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