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Extinct: no
Family: Niger-Congo
Branch: Bantu
Continent: Africa
Country: Cameroon
Region: CAMEROON: Covers the entire Ntem and Dja-and-Lobo divisions, South Province; the south of Upper Sanaga Division; the north of Nyong-and-Mfoumou Division, Center Province; part of Upper Nyong Division, East Province. PAPUA NEW GUINEA: West New Britain Province, Willaumez Peninsula.
Countries Where Spoken: CAMEROON: 174,000 (1982 SIL). Second language for as many as 800,000 (1991 UBS). PAPUA NEW GUINEA: 566 (1982 SIL).
Countries Where Official: Camerron, Papua New Guinea
Native Speakers: 174,000
Speakers Total: 174,000
Phrasebase members who speak Bulu at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Bulu at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Bulu: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Bulu: 0
Three Letter Code: BUM
Alternative Names: BOULOU
Summary: CAMEROON: Intelligible with Eton, Ewondo, and Fang as part of the Beti group. Formerly used for education, religion, and commerce, but now in decline. Different from Bulu (Sekiyani) of Gabon. Language of wider communication. Literacy rate in first language: 1% to 5%. Literacy rate in second language: 5% to 15%. Bible 1940. PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Bilingualism in Bola.

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