Spoken L1 Language: Adamawa Fulfulde

Comments on subclassification

Gaden, Henri 1908: 6

AES status:
not endangered
David M. Eberhard and Gary F. Simons and Charles D. Fennig 2024
Fulfulde, Adamawa (fub-fub) = 3 (Wider communication). Brought to Cameroon in 1805 via a religious war (jihad) launched by Usman Dan Fodio in northern Nigeria. Originally used as a trade language. Since the arrival of missionaries in 1885, used as a church language. Now used as LWC in 3 regions of northern Cameroon.
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