Spoken L1 Language: Fang (Equatorial Guinea)

Comments on subclassification

Piper, Klaus 1989

AES status:
not endangered
Source:
David M. Eberhard and Gary F. Simons and Charles D. Fennig 2023
Comment:
Fang (fan-fan) = 3 (Wider communication). De facto language of national identity. Became dominant in the 19th century assimilating other related or less-related languages. Used in church, trade (noted for ivory and ironwork), musical oral tradition, and farming.
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