Wawa language

Spoken in

Niger -Congo

  • Atlantic -Congo Benue -Congo Bantoide languages Mambiloide languages Suga - Vute Vute


Wawa is an endangered mambiloide language, which is spoken in a small region in Central Cameroon and an adjacent district in eastern Nigeria.

The bantoide language is spoken in thirteen villages west of Banyo in the Bankim - Subdivision within the Mayo - Banyo Division in Adamawa by sub.

Wawa is spoken by only 3,000 inhabitants of the two countries and has three main dialects, the largest of which is the Gandua.

All the speakers of Wawa are bilingual and use increasingly the sole official language is French, as they spoke before the French rule in Cameroon Fulfulde and German ( in German - Cameroon).


  • Map of Wawa language from the LL- Map project
  • Information about Wawa language of the multi Tree Project