Meta' language

Meta’ is a Southern Bantoid language of Cameroon. The Moghamo variety is perhaps divergent enough to be considered a separate language. Ngamambo is 88% similar lexically to Meta’, and often is considered separate.

Native toCameroon
Native speakers
190,000 (2010)[1]
  • Moghamo
  • Ngamambo
Language codes
ISO 639-3Either:
mgo  Meta'
nbv  Ngamambo


  1. Meta' at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Ngamambo at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Widikum–Tadkon [sic]". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

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