Languages of Cameroon

Languages of Cameroon

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Cameroon is home to 230 languages. These include 55 Afro-Asiatic languages, two Nilo-Saharan languages, and 173 Niger-Congo languages. This latter group is divided into one West Atlantic language, 32 Adamawa-Ubangui languages, and 142 Benue-Congo languages. English and French are official languages, a heritage of Cameroon's colonial past as both a colony of the United Kingdom and France from 1916 to 1960. The nation strives toward bilingualism, but in reality, very few Cameroonians speak both French and English, and many speak neither. The government has established several bilingual schools in an effort to teach both languages more evenly. Cameroon is a member of both the Commonwealth of Nations and La Francophonie.show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Dicho
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136766949
  • 9786136766942