Oroko language

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Oroko
Native to Cameroon
Native speakers
110,000 (2000)[1]
Dialects
Kundu
Lue
Mbonge
Ekombe
Londo ba Nanga
Londo ba Diko
Ngolo
Bima
Tanga
Koko
Language codes
ISO 639-3 bdu
Glottolog orok1266[2]
A.101 (ex-A.11,12)[3]

Oroko, also Bakundu-Balue or Balundu-Bima, is a poorly known Bantu dialect cluster spoken in Cameroon.

Varieties are Kundu/Nkundu (Lokundu, Bakundu), Lue (Lolue, Balue), Mbonge, Ekombe, Londo (Londo ba Nanga; cf Londo), Londo ba Diko, Ngolo (Longolo; cf Ngolo dialect), Bima, Tanga (Lotanga, Batanga), and Koko (Lokoko, Bakoko: distinct from Bakoko language). Maho (2009) treats these as ten distinct languages.

References

  1. Oroko at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Oroko". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online