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Limba language (Cameroon)

Limba
Malimba
Native toCameroon
EthnicityLimba
Native speakers
2,200 (2001)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3mzd
Glottologmali1280[2]
A.27[3]

Limba (Malimba, Mulimba) is a Bantu language of Cameroon. It is very closely related to Duala. Speakers report some degree of mutual intelligibility with Tanga (Batanga), which they call "Old Malimba".[4] Most speak Duala as the local lingua franca.

References

  1. ^ Limba at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Malimba". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  4. ^ M. Lamberty - A rapid appraisal survey of Malimba in Cameroon