Cameroon language is made up of over 278 languages. A great number of Cameroonian languages have alphabets systems used in writing.
Noteworthy amongst these is the Shu mom script developed by the Sultan of Bamum Ibrahim Njoya for use by his subjects in their Bamum Language
These has been used in translating the Bible, hymns and other materials into Cameroon Africa language. Very little television, radio or print press work is done in the native language of Cameroon
A detailed listing of Cameroon Language is provided in the table below.
The official language of Cameroon (Cameroon main language)is English and French, a byproduct of Cameroon's colonial history under the United Kingdom and France from 1916 to 1961. As such Cameroon is a bilingual nations with roughly 20% of the population being English speaking and 80% French. Cameroon is thus a member of both the La Francophonie and the British Commonwealth of Nations.
Cameroon youth fast developing their own language which is a blend of Cameroon official language, French and English, called Fran-Anglais or CamFranglais, mostly heard in the urban cities of Yaounde and Douala and in popular Cameroon music.
For everyday interaction at market places and common areas, the language of choice is Pidgin english Cameroon in the northwest and southwest; Fulfulde in the North; Ewondo in the East Center and South provinces.
Cameroon language are comprised of:
Braille is thought in specialized school for the blind (well over 15,630 blinds in Cameroon).
Go to detailed listing of Cameroon Language from Abar to Gyele
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