Yamba

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A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Bebaroe, Boenga Ko, Kakayamba, Mbem, Mbubem, Muzok, Swe’nga, “Kaka” (pej.)
Population

80,000 (2000), increasing. Includes those living outside the area.

Location

North West region: Donga-Mantung division, Central Nwa subdivision; plains east of Nwa, Nkongsamba, Bafia. Seasonal immigrants in Mambila plateau, Nigeria.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Gom, Mfe, Nkot, Ntong, Kwak, Mbem, Ngung, Bom, Sih, Nwa, Ntim, Gamfe, Rom, Gwembe, Saam, Fam, Yang.

Language Use

All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use French [fra].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 10%. Literature. Radio. Videos. Dictionary. Texts. NT: 1992–2011.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Mbem is reference dialect. Christian, traditional religion.

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