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Extinct: no
Family: Niger-Congo
Branch: Bantu
Continent: Africa
Country: Cameroon
 
Region: Eastern and southeastern Mbengwi and eastern Batibo subdivisions, Momo Division; around villages of Bafuchu and Nja, Bamenda Subdivision, North West Province.
Countries Where Spoken: 87,000 (1982 SIL).
Countries Where Official: Cameroon
   
Native Speakers: 87,000
Speakers Total: 87,000
  
Phrasebase members who speak Matebele at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Matebele at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Matebele: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Matebele: 0
  
Three Letter Code: MGO
Alternative Names: MOGHAMO-MENEMO, MENEMO-MOGAMO, WIDIKUM-TADKON, CHUBO, BATIBO, METTA, BAMETA, MUTA, MITAAq
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Summary: Ngamambo is a separate language. Literacy rate in first language: Below 1%. Literacy rate in second language: 50% to 75%.
 

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