Maho (2009) lists North and South Kogo as dialects.
|Region||Centre and Littoral Provinces|
|300,000 (2005 SIL)|
|Close||i, iː||u, uː|
|Close-mid||e, eː||o, oː|
|Open-mid||ɛ, ɛː||ɔ, ɔː|
|Stop||p||t||c, ɟ||k||kʷ, ɡʷ|
Basaa contrasts four tones: high, low, high-to-low (falling) and low-to-high (rising).
Basa language may be:
Any of the Kainji Basa languages of Nigeria, such as Basa-Benue
the Bantu Basaa language of Cameroon
the Kru Bassa language of LiberiaBassa people (Cameroon)
The Bassa (also spelled Basa or Basaa and sometimes known as Bassa-Bakongo) are a Bantu ethnic group in Cameroon. They number approximately 230,000 individuals. The Bassa speak the Basaa language as a mother tongue, which belongs to the Bantu branch of the Niger–Congo language family.Cola (plant)
Cola is a genus of trees native to the tropical forests of Africa, classified in the family Malvaceae, subfamily Sterculioideae (or treated in the separate family Sterculiaceae). Species in this genus are sometimes referred to as kola tree or kola nut for the caffeine-containing fruit produced by the trees that is often used as a flavoring ingredient in beverages. The genus is related to the South American genus Theobroma, or cocoa. They are evergreen trees, growing up to 20 m tall (about 60 feet), with glossy ovoid leaves up to 30 cm long and star-shaped fruit.Tayap
Tayap is a small village of Cameroon located in the Centre Region, between the country's capital Yaounde (86 km) and Douala (164 km). The village of Tayap is part of the Ngog-Mapubi district of the Nyong-et-Kéllé department.Situated in the north-western zone of the forest of the Congo Basin, the world's second-largest rain forest after the Amazon, the village of Tayap has suffered from deforestation in Cameroon caused by different factors like the increase in population growth, the development of logging, the collection of firewood and the practice of slash-and-burn.Since 2011, Tayap has been the site of a pilot project of agroecology and ecotourism aiming to protect its biodiversity and lands and to develop activities which generate income for its residents.
See also: General Alphabet of Cameroon Languages
Note: The Guthrie classification is geographic and its groupings do not imply a relationship between the languages within them.