Duala (also spelt Douala, Diwala, Dwela, Dualla and Dwala) is a dialect cluster spoken by the Duala and Mungo peoples of Cameroon. Douala belongs to the Bantu language family, in a subgroup called Sawabantu.
What is the main language spoken in Cameroon?
French English Cameroon/Official languages Cameroonians speak mostly French and English, which are foreign but official languages and part of an entrenched separatist conflict that has cost about 3,000 lives since 2017.
What is the lingua franca of Cameroon?
1 Introduction. With a population of 15,803,220 inhabitants and a surface area of 475,442 km2, Cameroon is a highly dense multilingual African country having 247 indigenous languages, two official languages (English and French) and a lingua franca (Cameroon Pidgin English).
Is Swahili spoken in Cameroon?
The most widely spoken Congo Niger languages by number of native speakers are Yoruba, Igbo, Fula and Shona and Zulu. The most widely spoken by total number of speakers is Swahili.
Is Cameroon French or English?
French and English are official languages, a heritage of Cameroons colonial past as a colony of both France and the United Kingdom from 1916 to 1960. Eight out of the ten regions of Cameroon are primarily francophone, representing 83% of the countrys population, and two are anglophone, representing 17%.