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Bamileke Brochure
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Bamileke belongs to the Mbam-Nkam group of Graffi languages, whose attachment to the Bantu division is still disputed. While some consider it as a Bantu or a semi-Bantu language, others prefer to include Bamileke in the Niger-Congo group. Bamileke is not an unique language. It seems that Bamileke Medumba stems from ancient Egyptian and is a root language for many other Bamileke variants

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Bassa Brochure
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Bassa is a Niger-Congo Kru language. Bassa language has its own unique alphabet. It has five different tones that are marked using a system of dots and dashes which appear inside vowel letters. There are several dialects including Gbor, Gba Sor, Mabahn, Hwen Gba Kon, Central Bassa, and Rivercess Bassa. Proverbs are a cornerstone to Bassa language. They are typically used by elders (mbong) in formal settings or family meetings.They are typically used when giving advice or solving a complex problem requiring pragmatic thinking. Proverbs also play a crucial role in educating the youth. There are proverbs for nearly every situation one can face in life.

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Berber Brochure
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Berber languages form a branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family comprising many closely related varieties, including Riff, Kabyle and Shilha, with a total of roughly 30 million-40 million speakers. Traditionally, men take care of livestock. They migrate by following the natural cycle of grazing, and seeking water and shelter. They are thus assured with an abundance of wool, cotton and plants used for dyeing. Women look after the family and handicrafts. The customs and traditions differ from one region to another

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