Language: Beti (Cameroon)

Classification

This entry has been retired and is featured here only for bookkeeping purposes. Either the entry has been replaced with one or more more accurate entries or it has been retired because it was based on a misunderstanding to begin with.

Beti [btb] is listed in E16 as an unmapped language of Cameroon. However, Beti is a term encompassing Eton [eto], Ewondo [ewo], Fang [fak], Mengisa [mct] which already have their own E16 entries ( Alexandre, Pierre 1965 , Dugast, Idelette 1949 :60 ). See also: Fang (Cameroon) [fak], Mengisa [mct], Ewondo [ewo], Eton-Mengisa [eto].

Retired in ISO 639-3: Beti is a group name, not an individual language name. Member languages are Bebele [beb], Bebil [bxp], Bulu [bum], Eton [eto], Ewondo [ewo], Fang [fan], and Mengisa [mct], all of which already have their own code elements.

  • Change request: 2009-032
  • ISO 639-3: btb
  • Name: Beti (Cameroon)
  • Reason: split
  • Effective: 2010-01-18

Excerpt from change request document:

Beti is actually a group name, not a language name. Language group members are Bebele [beb], Bebil [bxp], Bulu [bum], Eton [eto], Ewondo [ewo], Fang [fan], and Mengisa [mct], all of which already have their own code elements.

In the 15th edition of Ethnologue it states that Beti "[c]onsists of a set of 'languages' (Bebele, Bebil, Bulu, Eton, Ewondo, Fang, Mengisa) which are partially intelligible but ethnically distinct." In Maho 2003, Beti is not listed as a language in the A.70 group of Bantu languages.

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