Wawa language

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Native to Cameroon
Region Adamawa Province, Mayo-Banyo Division, Bankim Subdivision, west of Banyo, thirteen villages
Native speakers
(3,000 cited 1991)[1]
  • Gandua
Language codes
ISO 639-3 www
Glottolog wawa1246[2]

Wawa is a Mambiloid language spoken in a region of Cameroon and just inside bordering Nigeria used by about 3,000 people in three main dialects.[3]

All speakers are bilingual, often in Fulfulde.[3]


  1. ^ Wawa at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Wawa". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ a b Gesellschaft für bedrohte Sprachen, "Documenting Wawa – a Mambiloid language in the Cameroon-Nigeria borderland", http://www.uni-koeln.de/gbs/Berichte/Wawa/