Yamba

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A language of Cameroon

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