Language of Cameroon

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Language of Cameroon

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Cameroon main languages and tribal dialects are (from N to Z):

Nagumi

Extinct. North Province, Benoue Division, Garoua Subdivision between Benoue and Faro rivers and Poli Mountains.

Alternate Africa Cameroon language names: Bama, Mbama. 

Naki

3,000. 300 in Nse chiefdom. North West Province, Menchum Division, Furu-Awa Subdivision, Nse chiefdom, Naki, Mekaf, Bukpang II, and Lebo villages. Alternate Cameroonian Language names: Bunaki, Mekaf, Munkaf, Nkap.  

Ncane

15,500. North West Province, Donga-Mantung Division, Misaje Subdivision, Nkanchi, Nfume, Chunge, Bem, Kibbo and Mungong villages; Menchum Division, Bum Subdivision, Mungong.

Alternate Cameroonian Language names: Cane, Nchane, Nchaney, Nchanti, Ntshanti. 

Ndai

5. North Province, Mayo-Rey Division, Tchollire.

Alternate Cameroonian Language names: Galke, Pormi.  

Ndaktup

2,980. North West Province, Donga-Mantung Division, northeast of Nkambe. 

Nda’nda’

10,000. West Province, straddling Upper Nkam (east of Bana), Nde (north and west of Bangante), and Mifi (south of Bangou) divisions.

Alternate Cameroonian Language names: Bamileke-Nda’nda’. 

Ndemli

5,950. Littoral Province, Nkam Division, between Yabassi, Yingui, and Nkondjok.

Alternate Cameroonian Language names: Bandem, Bayong, Ndemba. 

Ndoola

2,120 in Cameroon. Adamawa Province, Faro-and-Deo Division, south Mayo-Baleo Subdivision, upper Mayo-Deo River, Dodeo village near Nigeria border; North West Province, Donga-Mantung Division, north of Nkambe.

Alternate names of Language of Cameroon africa: Ndoro, Njoyame, Nundoro. 

Ngamambo

8,000. North West Province, Momo Division, east and southeast Mbengwi and east Batibo subdivisions; Mezam Division, Santa Subdivision, Bafuchu and Nja village areas.

Alternate names of Language of Cameroon africa: Bafuchu, Banja, Mbu, Mungyen, Nga, Ngembo. 

Ngambay

North Province, along the route to Garoua, Mayo-Rey Division, Rey-Bouba Subdivision, near the Chad border east of Tchollire; Benoue Division, in Garoua.

Alternate Cameroonian Language names: Gamb-Lai, Gamba, Gambai, Gambaye, Ngambai, Sara, Sara Ngambai.  

Ngemba

18,800. North West Province, Mezam Division, Tuba and west Bamenda subdivisions.

Alternate names of Language of Cameroon africa: Megimba, Mogimba, Ngomba, Nguemba.  

Ngie

37,000 (2001 SIL). North West Province, Momo Division, west Mbengwi Subdivision, Andek area.

Alternate Cameroon Language names: Angie, Baminge, Baninge, Mingi, Ngi, Ugie, Ungie. 

Ngiemboon

250,000, increasing. 80,000 monolinguals. Many young Ngiemboon moving to urban areas because little room left in rural home area. West Province, Bamboutos Division, Batcham Subdivision and west Mbouda Subdivision in Balatchi; Menoua Division, north of Penka-Michel.

Alternate Cameroon Language names: Bamileke-Ngiemboon, Bamileke-Ngyemboon, Nguemba, Ngyemboon.  

Ngomba

63,000. West Province, Bamboutos Division, south Mbouda Subdivision, southeast of Mbouda. 5 villages, each a separate dialect.

Alternate names of Language of Cameroon africa: Bamileke-Ngomba, Nda’a, Ndaa.  

Ngombale

45,000. West Province, Bamboutos Division, north Mbouda Subdivision, northwest of Mbouda.

Alternate names of Language of Cameroon africa: Bamileke-Ngombale. 

Ngong

2. North Province, Benoue Division, south of Garoua on road to Ngaoundere, Ngong village.

Alternate names of Language of Cameroon africa: Gong, Nagumi, Puuri. 

Ngoshie

9,200. North West Province, Momo Division, east Njikwa Subdivision.

Alternate names of Language of Cameroon africa: Ngishe, Oshie.  

Ngwe

73,200. South West Province, Lebialem Division.

Alternate names of Language of Cameroon africa: Bamileke-Ngwe, Fomopea, Fontem, Nwe, Nweh.  

Ngwo

22,000. North West Province, Momo Division, Njikwa Subdivision.

Alternate Cameroon Language names: Ngwaw.  Dialects: Ngwo (Nguni, Ngwaw, Miguhni, Ngunu), Konda, Basa (Bassa), Ikweri (Ekperi), Banya, Bako, Okorobi, Zang.   

Nimbari

No known speakers. Ethnic population: 130. North Province, Benoue Division, Basheo Subdivision, Gorimbari village; Mayo-Louti Division, Guider Subdivision, Padjara-Djabi and Badjire villages.

Alternate names of Language of Cameroon africa: Bari, Niamniam, Nimbari-Kebi, Nyam-Nyam du Mayo-Kebi, Nyamnyam. 

Njen

1,800. North West Province, Momo Division, southeast of Batibo, Njen village.

Alternate Cameroon main Language names: Nyen, Nzin.  

Njyem

3,500 in Cameroon. 85% monolingual. Population total all countries: 7,000. East Province, Upper Nyong Division, Ngoila Subdivision. Also in Congo.

Alternate Cameroon main Language names: Djem, Dzem, Ndjem, Ndjeme, Ndzem, Ngyeme, Njem, Nyem. 

Nkongho

2,230. South West Province, Kupe-Muanenguba Division, Nguti Subdivision.

Alternate Cameroon main Language names: Kinkwa, Lekongo, Upper Mbo. 

Nomaande

6,000. Center Province, Mbam Division, west and north Bokito Subdivision, southwest of Bafia.

Alternate Cameroon main Language names: Lemande, Mande, Mandi, Noomaante, Numand, Pimenc.  

Noone

25,000. North West Province, Bui Division, northwest Kumbo Subdivision.

Alternate Cameroon main Language names: Noni, Nooni.   

Nubaca

4,500. No monolinguals. Ethnic population: 5,000. Center Province, Mbam Division, Bokito Subdivision, Yangben Canton, south of Yangben, village of Bongo, 8 quarters: Puéméné, Galala, Bupili, Buyatolo, Gafogo, Buaya, Ganok, Nikoss.

Alternate Cameroon main Language names: Baca, Bango, Bongo, Central Yambassa, Nu Baca.   

Nugunu

35,000. Center Province, Mbam Division, Ombessa and Bokito subdivisions, Ombessa area southwest.

Alternate Africa Cameroon language names: Behie, Beke, Gounou, Gunu, Nu Gunu, Ombessa, Yambasa, Yambassa.  

Nyong

30,000 in Cameroon. North West Province, Ngo-Ketunjia Division, Balikumbat Subdivision, near Ndop Plain in Balikumbat, Baligansin, and Baligashu villages; Mezam Division, Baligham. Also in Nigeria.

Alternate Africa Cameroon language names: Daganonga, Daganyonga, Mubako, Mumbake, Ndagam, Nyongnepa, Samba Bali. 

Nzakambay

13,000 in Cameroon. North Province, Mayo-Rey Division, Touboro Subdivision, Touboro area.

Alternate Africa Cameroon language names: Mbay, Nzak Mbai, Nzak Mbay, Nzakmbay.  

Nzanyi

9,000 in Cameroon. North Province, Mayo-Louti Division, Mayo-Oulo Subdivision, Doumo region, west of Dourbeye near Nigeria border.

Alternate Africa Cameroon language names: Jeng, Kobochi, Kobotshi, Mzangyim, Njai, Njanyi, Njegn, Njei, Njeng, Njeny, Nzangi, Zani, Zany.  

Oblo

 Benoue Division, Pitoa Subdivision, Gobtikéré, Ouro Bé, and Ouro Badjouma areas. 

Oku

40,000. North West Province, Bui Division, west Jakiri Subdivision, Mt. Oku and Lake Oku area.

Alternate Africa Cameroon language names: Bvukoo, Ebkuo, Ekpwo, Kuo, Ukfwo, Uku.  

Oroko

106,000. South West Province, Meme Division, Kumba Subdivision, west, north, and south of Kumba; Ndian Division, east Ekondo-Titi Subdivision.

Alternate Africa Cameroon language names: Bakundu-Balue, Oroko-East, Oroko-West. 

Osatu

400. South West Province, Manyu Division, Akwaya Subdivision, southeast of Asumbo.

Alternate Africa Cameroon language names: Ihatum, Ossatu.  

Pam

30. North Province, Mayo-Rey Division, near Tchollire. 

Pana

2,980 in Cameroon. North Province, Mayo-Rey Division, Touboro Subdivision. Some urban areas.

Alternate Africa Cameroon language names: Pani.  

Parkwa

30,000. Far North Province, Mayo-Sava Division, Mora Subdivision, west and southwest of Mora.

Alternate Africa Cameroon language names: Gwadi Parekwa, Kudala, Padogo, Padokwa, Paduko, Parekwa, Pawdawkwa, Podogo, Podoko, Podokwo.  

Peere

15,000 in Cameroon. Northwestern Tignere Subdivision between Tignere and Nigeria border, Faro and Deo Division; northeast of Banyo, Mayo-Banyo Division, Adamawa Province. Also in Nigeria.

Alternate Africa Cameroon language names: Kotofo, Kotopo, Kotpojo, Koutin, Koutine, Kutin, Kutine, Kutinn, Patapori, Peer, Pere, Potopo, Potopore.   

Pévé

5,720 in Cameroon (2000). North Province, Mayo-Rey Division, northeast of Tchollire, Bouba-Ndjida Park area.

Alternate Africa Cameroon language names: Ka’do, Lamé.  

Pidgin, Cameroon

Primarily South West and North West provinces; widespread elsewhere.

Alternate Africa Cameroon language names: Cameroon Creole English. 

Pinyin

24,600. North West Province, Mezam Division, southwest Bamenda Subdivision, southwest of Bamenda.

Alternate Africa Cameroon language names: Bapinyi, Pelimpo. 

Pol

38,700 in Cameroon. Population total all countries: 44,130. East Province, Upper Nyong Division, Dimako Subdivision, east of Doume; Lom and Djerem Division, east of Belabo. Also in Congo.

Alternate Africa Cameroon language names: Congo Pol, Pomo, Pori, Pul.  

Psikye

40,500 in Cameroon. Population total all countries: 52,500. Far North Province, Mayo-Tsanaga Division, southwest Mokolo Subdivision. Also in Nigeria.

Alternate Africa Cameroon language names: Kamsiki, Kapsiki, Ptsake.  

Saari

7,000. North West Province, Donga-Mantung Division, Misaje Subdivision, both sides of Ring Road between Misaje and Nkambe. 3 villages: Mbissa, Kamine, and Akweto.

Alternate Africa Cameroon language names: Akweto, Nsari, Pesaa, Sali. 

Samba Leko

North Province, Faro Division, between Tchamba and Mayo-Louti River, west of Poli; south Beka Subdivision along Nigeria border.

Alternate Africa Cameroon language names:Chamba Leeko, Samba. 

Sharwa

5,100. Far North Province, Mayo-Tsanaga Division, South Bourrah Subdivision; a few in North Province, Mayo-Louti Division.

Alternate Africa Cameroon language names: Sarwaye, Sherwin, Tchevi.  

So

9,000. Center Province, Nyong-and-Mfoumou Division, Akonolinga Subdivision, Melan and Emvane cantons; East Province, a few in Upper Nyong Division.

Alternate Africa Cameroon language names: Fo, Shwo, Sso. 

Suga

10,000. Adamawa Province, Faro-and-Deo Division, Galim area southwest of Tignere; Mayo-Banyo Division, north Banyo Subdivision, Sambolabbo area.

Alternate Africa Cameroon language names: Galim, “Jemjem” , Nizaa, “Njemnjem” , “Nyamnyam” , Ssuga. 

Tibea

1,400. Center Province, Mbam Division, extreme north Ngoro Subdivision, northeast of Bafia. 3 villages.

Alternate Africa Cameroon language names: Djanti, Minjanti, Ngayaba, Njanti, Nyabea, Zangnte. 

Tikar

25,000. Center Province, Mbam Division, Ngambe-Tikar Subdivision, scattered over northwest Yoko and northeast of Foumban; Adamawa Province, Mayo-Banyo Division, Bankim Subdivision; West Province, Noun Division, Magba Subdivision.

Alternate Africa Cameroon language names: Ndob, Ndome, Tikali, Tikar-East, Tikari, Tingkala. 

Tiv

Few in Cameroon. South West Province, Manyu Division, northeast of Akwaya on Nigeria border, Njobo (Njawbaw) village. 

To 

North Province, Mayo-Rey Division, Touboro Subdivision. Also in Central African Republic. 

Tsuvan

2,300. Far North Province, Mayo-Tsanaga Division, southeast Bourrah Subdivision, northeast of Dourbeye, Tchevi village, 5 quarters found in an area 10 km in diameter; some in North Province, Mayo-Louti Division. 

Tuki

26,000. Center Province, Mbam Division, along Sanaga River north of Saa; north of Sanaga River between Ombessa and Ntui.

Alternate names of Language of Cameroon africa: Bacenga, Baki, Batchenga, Betsinga, Betzinga, Ki, Oki, Osa Nanga, Sanaga. 

Tunen

35,300. Center Province, Mbam Division, Ndikinimeki and Makenene subdivisions; Littoral Province, Nkam Division, south to east Yingui Subdivision.

Alternate Africa Cameroon language names: Banen, Banend, Nenni Nyo’o, Penin, Penyin. 

Tuotomb

1,000. Center Province, Mbam Division, Bafia Subdivision, Ndikinemeki area, Bonek village. Urban.

Alternate names of Language of Cameroon africa: Bonek, Ponek. 

Tupuri

125,000 in Cameroon. Population total all countries: 229,000. Far North Province, Kaele Division, southeast Moulvouday plain east of Kaele; Mayo-Danay Division, Kar-Hay Subdivision. Also in Chad.

Alternate names of Language of Cameroon africa: Dema, Honya, Mata, Ndoore, Ndore, Tongoyna, Toubouri, Toupouri, Tuburi, Wina.  

Twendi

30. Ethnic population: 1,000 or fewer (1991 SIL). Adamawa Province, Mayo-Banyo Division, north of Bankim, Sanga village. 

Usaghade

10,000 in Cameroon. South West Province, Ndian Division, Isangele Subdivision, near the coast. Also in Nigeria.

Alternate Africa Cameroon language names: Isangele, Usakade, Usakedet.  

Vame

8,500. Far North Province, Mayo-Sava Division, Mora and Tokombere subdivisions, Southern Mora massif south of Mora.

Alternate names of Language of Cameroon africa: Maslava, Pelasla. 

Vemgo-Mabas

5,000 in Cameroon. Far North Province, Mayo-Tsanaga Division, Mabas village on Nigeria border northwest of Mokolo. 

Vengo

27,000. North West Province, Ngo Ketunjia Division, north of Ndop on Ndop Plain.

Alternate names of Language of Cameroon africa: Babungo, Nge, Ngo, Nguu, Ngwa, Pengo, Vengi, Vengoo.   

Vute

20,000 in Cameroon. 300 in Banyo. Population total all countries: 21,000. Center Province, northeast Mbam Division; Upper Sanaga Division, near Nanga-Eboko and Mbandjok; Adamawa Province, Mayo-Banyo and Djerem divisions; some in East Province, west Lom and Djerem Division. Also in Nigeria.

Alternate names of Language of Cameroon africa: ’Abotee, ’Abwetee, Baboute, Bamboute, Boute, Bubure, Bule, Bute, Foute, Luvure, Nbule, Pute, Voute, Voutere, Woute, Wute. 

Wandala

23,500 in Cameroon. Population total all countries: 43,500. Far North Province, Mayo-Sava Division, east of Mora, north and northwest in a semicircle, to Nigeria border. Also in Nigeria.

Alternate names of Language of Cameroon africa: Mandara, Mandara Montagnard, Ndara.   

Wawa

3,000. Adamawa Province, Mayo-Banyo Division, Bankim Subdivision, west of Banyo, 13 villages. 

Weh

6,900. North West Province, Menchum Division, Wum Central Subdivision, Weh village. 

Wumboko

4,000. South West Province, Fako Division, Buea Subdivision; Meme Division, Kumba Subdivision.

Alternate names of Language of Cameroon africa: Bamboko, Bambuku, Bomboko, Bumboko, Mboko, Womboko.  

Wushi

25,000. North West Province, Ngo Ketunjia Division, Babessi Subdivision, east of Ndop.

Alternate Africa Cameroon language names: Babessi, Pesii, Sii, Vesi. 

Wuzlam

10,500. Far North Province, Mayo-Sava Division, Tokombere Subdivision, Wuzlam Massif south of Mora.

Alternate Africa Cameroon language names: Mizlime, Ouldeme, Udlam, Uldeme, Uzam, Uzlam. 

Yamba

40,800 in Cameroon. North West Province, Donga-Mantung Division, Central Nwa Subdivision. Seasonal immigrants in Nigeria, Mambila Plateau. Also in Nigeria.

Alternate Africa Cameroon language names: Bebaroe, Boenga Ko, “Kaka” , Kakayamba, Mbem, Mbubem, Muzok, Swe’nga. 

Yambeta

3,700. Center Province, Mbam Division, Bafia Subdivision northwest of Bafia.

Alternate Africa Cameroon language names: Njambeta, Yambetta.   

Yangben

2,300. Center Province, Mbam Division, Bokito Subdivision, Yangben Canton south of Bokito.

Alternate Africa Cameroon language names: Central Yambassa, Kalong, Nuasue, Nukalonge.  

Yasa

1,490 in Cameroon. Population total all countries: 2,400. South Province, Ocean Division, Campo Subdivision, on the coast near Equatorial Guinea. Also in Equatorial Guinea, Gabon.

Alternate Africa Cameroon language names: Bongwe, Lyaasa, Maasa, Yassa.  

Yemba

300,000. West Province, Menoua Division, Dschang area.

Alternate Africa Cameroon language names: Atsang-Bangwa, Bafou, Bamileke-Yemba, Bangwa, Dschang, Tchang. 

Yeni

Extinct. Nyalang area north of Mayo Darle village.  

Yukuben

950 in Cameroon. North West Province, Menchum Division, west of Furu-Awa, near Nigeria border.

Alternate Africa Cameroon language names: Ayikiben, Balaabe, Balaaben, Boritsu, Gohum, Nyikobe, Nyikuben, Uuhum, Uuhum-Gigi.  

Zhoa

North-West Province, Menchum Division, Fungom Subdivision. 1 village.  

Zizilivakan

2,800 in Cameroon. Far North Province, Mayo-Tsanaga Division, Bourrah Subdivision, near Nigeria border. Also in Nigeria.

Alternate Africa Cameroon language names:Àmzírív, Fali of Jilbu, Ziliva, Ziziliveken.  

Zulgo-Gemzek

26,000. Far North Province, Mayo-Sava Division, Tokombere Subdivision, east edge of Mandara Mountains, north of Maroua. 16 villages.

Alternate names of Language of Cameroon africa: Gemjek, Guemshek, Zulgo.  

Zumaya

25. Far North Province, Diamare Division, Maroua Subdivision, Ouro-Lamorde. 

Acknowledgement and Credits for Language of Cameroon is given to:
Online version: Lewis, M. Paul (ed.), 2009. Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Sixteenth edition. Dallas, Tex.: SIL International..



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