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Oblo language

Extinct(date missing)
Language codes
ISO 639-3obl

Oblo is a poorly attested, unclassified, and possibly extinct language of northern Cameroon. It is, or was, spoken in a tiny area including Gobtikéré, Ouro Bé, and Ouro Badjouma, in Pitoa, Bénoué Department. (Note: the map in Ethnologue shows it in Mayo-Rey Department, possibly an error.[citation needed])

Oblo has been classified as one of the Adamawa languages, but it has not been included in recent classifications.[2] It might be best left unclassified altogether.[3]


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Oblo". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  2. ^ Ayotte, Michael and Charlene Ayotte. 2002. Sociolinguistic language survey of Dama, Mono, Pam, Ndai and Oblo. SIL International.
  3. ^ "Towards a new classification of African languages", Linguistic Contribution to the History of Sub-Saharan Africa, University of Lyons

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