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A language of Cameroon

ISO 639-3dmo

Population  4,500 (2001 SIL).
Region  North West Province, Donga-Mantung Division, Misaje Subdivision, northwest of Nkambe, Dumbu town, Kwei village.
Language map  Southwestern Cameroon, Enlarged Area, reference number 112
Alternate names   Dumbo, Dzumbo, Kumaju
Dialects  Member of the Eastern Beboid subgroup. Lexical similarity: 85% with Bebe [bzv].
Classification  Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Beboid, Eastern
Language use  All domains. Positive attitude. Some also use Cameroon Pidgin [wes], English, or Bebe.
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: 0%. Literacy program to provisionally start in 2008.
Comments  Agriculturalists; businessmen; traders.