Manenguba, also known as Ngoe or the Mbo cluster, is a Bantu language spoken in Cameroon. It is a dialect cluster spoken by several related peoples.
Manenguba is the mountain range the speakers live on. Ngoe is their legendary ancestor.
Dialects [ edit ]
The dialects in the cluster are:
Koose (Akɔɔse, Bakossi)
The principal dialect Mbo (Mboo, Sambo)
Kaka (Bakaka, Bakaa)
There are many loan words from
English, French and Douala. When speaking of technical subjects, speakers will often revert to  Pidgin English or English.
References [ edit ]
Mbo at (18th ed., 2015) Ethnologue Akoose at (18th ed., 2015) Ethnologue Kaka (Central Mbo) at (18th ed., 2015) Ethnologue Sosi at (18th ed., 2015) Ethnologue
Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Manenguba". . Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. Glottolog 3.0
^ a b Jouni Filip Maho, 2009.
New Updated Guthrie List Online
^ According to Hedinger (1987), the
Bafaw-Balong language included in Guthrie zone A.15 for cultural reasons needs to be excluded from Manenguba on linguistic grounds; Maho (2009) separates it as A.141.
"The Bakossi Language". Bakossi Cultural & Development Association. Archived from the original on 2011-03-24 . Retrieved . 2011-02-11
Anne Schröder (2003). . Gunter Narr Verlag. p. 66. Status, functions, and prospects of Pidgin English: an empirical approach to language dynamics in Cameroon, Volume 1 ISBN . 3-8233-5821-9
Hedinger, Robert (1987), The Manenguba Languages (Bantu A. 15, Mbo Cluster) of Cameroon
External links [ edit ]