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Ewondo is a Bantu language with about half a million speakers in Cameroon. There are about 100,000 native speakers in and around Yaunde (Yaoundé) the capital of Cameroon. Some 470,000 additional people use Ewondo as a second language in southern Cameroon, where it serves as a lingua franca.

Ewondo alphabet and pronunciation

Ewondo alphabet and pronunciation


Ewondo is a tonal language with five tones, though they are often omitted from writing. The high tone is marked with an acute accent (á), and the low tone is only marked in nasal syllables with a grave accent (à). The tones can be combined: high-low, marked by a circumflex (â), and low-high, marked by a caron (ǎ). There is also a middle tone that is unmarked.

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Information about Ewondo compiled by Wolfram Siegel


Information about the Ewondo languages

Information about languages in Cameroon

Bantu languages

Bemba, Chichewa, Comorian, Duala, Ewondo, Ganda/Luganda, Herero, Ikizu, Jita, Kikuyu, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Kongo, Lingala, Loma, Lozi, Makonde, Mandekan, Maore, Mende, Mushungulu, Nkore, Northern Ndebele (South Africa), Northern Ndebele (Zimbabwe), Northern Sotho, OshiWambo, Ronga, Sena, Shona, Soga, Southern Ndebele, Southern Sotho, Swahili, Swati, Tofa, Tshiluba, Tsonga, Tswana, Tumbuka, Umbundu, Venda, Xhosa, Yao, Zigula, Zinza, Zulu

Other languages written with the Latin alphabet

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