Oroko language

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Oroko
Native to Cameroon
Native speakers
110,000 (2000)[1]
Dialects
  • Kundu
  • Lue
  • Mbonge
  • Ekombe
  • Londo ba Nanga
  • Londo ba Diko
  • Ngolo
  • Bima
  • Tanga
  • Koko
Language codes
ISO 639-3 bdu
Glottolog orok1266[2]
A.101 (ex-A.11,12)[3]

Oroko, also Bakundu-Balue or Balundu-Bima, is a poorly known Bantu dialect cluster spoken in Cameroon.

Varieties are Kundu/Nkundu (Lokundu, Bakundu), Lue (Lolue, Balue), Mbonge, Ekombe, Londo (Londo ba Nanga; cf Londo), Londo ba Diko, Ngolo (Longolo; cf Ngolo dialect), Bima, Tanga (Lotanga, Batanga), and Koko (Lokoko, Bakoko: distinct from Bakoko language). Maho (2009) treats these as ten distinct languages.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oroko at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Oroko". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online