Makaa (mǝ́kaá)

Makaa is Bantu language spoken by about 80,000 Makaa people in the Meka area in the southeast of Cameroon. In particular it is spoken in the communes of Abong-Mbang, Bebeng, Mbouang, Doumatang and Nguelemendouka in the north of the Haut-Nyong department in the East Province.

Makaa is also known as Maka, Meka, South Makaa or South Mekaa. Dialects of Makaa include Bésáp (Bə́səp), Bébánde (Bəbə́nd) and Mbwas (Mbwaanz). It is closely related to, though not intelligible with, Byep (a.k.a. North Makaa), which is also spoken by the Makaa people.

Makaa alphabet and pronunciation

Makaa alphabet and pronunciation

Download alphabet charts for Makaa (Excel)

Sample text

Məŋkyɛ̧́ mʉ́sə məmǎ luug shú ínyaamʉgə́. Ja mwán jí nə inyaamʉgə́ yí, wo sá mbií wó mə́ shîn ló̧ wa gwów yí, kúnə́kúnə məŋkyɛ̧́. Too wo akɛ́ nə nɛ́ walfída, nyə é bə mpwogɛ́ nəcé inyaamʉgə́ i dʉ cʉgə nji shwəndɛ ósəman, í yə.

Source: https://www.sil.org/resources/archives/47602

Video in Makaa

Links

Information about the Makaa language
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Makaa_language
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maka_(langue_bantoue)
https://www.sil.org/resources/search/language/mcp
http://olac.ldc.upenn.edu/language/mcp

Bantu languages

Bangi, Basaa, Bemba, Bena, Benga, Bhaca, Bukusu, Bulu, Central Teke, Chichewa, Chokwe, Chuwabu, Comorian, Digo, Duala, Eton, Ewondo, Fang, Ganda/Luganda, Gogo, Gusii, Gwere, Haya, Herero, Ikizu, Jita, Kamba, Kiga, Kikuyu, Kimbundu, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Kisi, Kongo, Konjo, Koti, Kukuya, Kunda, Kuria, Lambya, Lingala, Loma, Lozi, Luba-Katanga, Luchazi, Lunda, Luvale, Makaa, Makonde, Makhuwa, Mandekan, Maore, Masaaba, Mbunda, Mende, Mongo, Mushungulu, Mwani, Nande, Nkore, North Teke, Northern Ndebele (South Africa), Northern Ndebele (Zimbabwe), Northern Sotho, Nyamwezi, Nyakyusa, Nyemba, Nyole, Nyungwe, Nzadi, Oroko, OshiWambo, Pagibete, Punu, Ronga, Sena, Sengele, Shona, Soga, Songe, Southern Ndebele, Southern Sotho, Sukuma, Swahili, Swati, Tanga, Tembo, Tonga, Tshiluba, Tsonga, Tswa, Tswana, Tumbuka, Umbundu, Venda, Xhosa, Yao, Yasa, Zigula, Zinza, Zulu

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

Page created: 27.09.23. Last modified: 27.09.23

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