Nama speaking Ewondo

Published June 6, 2020

Featuring Nama speaking Ewondo. Ewondo is a Bantu language spoken in Cameroon by the Ewondo people. It is a variety of the Beti language and mutually intelligible with Bulu, Eton, and Fang. Nama speaks Ewondo, a Bantu language of Cameroon. Ewondo is spoken by the Ewondo people of Cameroon in central Africa. As of 1982, there were about 578,000 speakers of Ewondo, most of whom live in Cameroon’s Centre Region and the northern part of the Océan division in the South Region. While French and English are the two official languages of Cameroon, Ewondo is one of 169 Niger-Congo languages spoken in Cameroon. This video was recorded in Changsha, Hunan Province, China by Kristen Tcherneshoff and Subhashish Panigrahi. A Bantu language, Ewondo has a tonal system of five tones: rising, falling, high, mid, and low, which is the most frequent. Ewondo is itself a variety of Beti, which is a group of closely related Bantu languages or possibly dialects, and is mutually intelligible with Bulu, Eton, and Fang. Ewondo serves as a trade language in much of the Centre and South Provinces. This video is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license. To download a copy, please contact Help us caption & translate this video!

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