Dowayo language

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Region Cameroon
Native speakers
(18,000 cited 1985)[1]
  • Sewe
Language codes
ISO 639-3 dow
Glottolog doya1240[2]

The Dowayo language (Doyayo) is a member of the Duru branch of Savanna languages.

Blench (2004) considers the Sewe dialect to be a separate language, no more closely related to Dowayo than to Koma and Vere.


  1. ^ Dowayo at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Doyayo". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.