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Ewondo language information

RegionCameroon Gabon, Guinée, Centrafrique, Congo
Native speakers
(580,000 cited 1982)[1]
Language family
  • Atlantic–Congo
    • Volta-Congo
      • Benue–Congo
        • Bantoid
          • Southern Bantoid
            • Bantu(Zone A)
              • Beti
                • Ewondo
Official status
Recognised minority
language in
Language codes
ISO 639-2ewo
ISO 639-3ewo
Guthrie code

Ewondo or Beti is the language of the Fang-Beti people (more precisely Beti be Nanga, the people of the forest, or simply Fang-Beti) of Cameroon. The language had 577,700 native speakers in 1982. Ewondo is a trade language. Dialects include Badjia (Bakjo), Bafeuk, Bemvele (Mvele, Yezum, Yesoum), Bane, Beti, Enoah, Evouzok, Fong, Mbida-Bani, Mvete, Mvog-Niengue, Omvang, Yabekolo (Yebekolo), Yabeka, and Yabekanga. Ewondo speakers live primarily in Cameroon's Centre Region and the northern part of the Océan division in the South Region.

Ewondo is a Bantu language. It is a language of the Beti people (Yaunde-Fang), and is intelligible with Bulu, Eton, and Fang languages.

In 2011 there was a concern among Cameroonian linguists that the language was being displaced in the country by French.[3]

  1. ^ Ewondo at Ethnologue (25th ed., 2022) Closed access icon
  2. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  3. ^[permanent dead link]

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