https://www.duolingo.com/NgoNsandjock

Up for an African Language on duolingo? We need your help!

Our team would like to teach our Bàsàa language to as many people as possible. Bàsàa is among the 249 Cameroonian Languages. With duolingo we can teach you Bàsàa completely free of charge!

We submitted an incubator request for what we believe will be the first African Language on duolingo.

Our team is waiting for approval. Our goal is to first teach Bàsàa to French speakers, later on, teach Bàsàa to English speakers.

Please support our Bàsàa language:
- Make a search for suggestions on Bàsàa - Add your vote - Add your comments to those existing posts

Your support will make the request more popular and push its approval.

Thank you in advance,

August 15, 2015

28 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/alexandrashaye99

An African language would be great! There seems to be a lot of European languages, so it would be nice to learn some other languages for a change. I'm surprised Swahili hasn't appeared in the Incubator yet.

August 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/FalKoopa

Good Luck. Sorry that I can't be of much help as I never heard of it before.

I think Duolingo should have had Swahili, Afrikaans and Zulu at the very least, being the most well-known (I think) African languages.

August 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/EmmanuelJ.6

I'd love it if Afrikaans was put on this site.

April 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Monsieur_Bovary

Never heard about Bàsàà, it sounds great. Hope your application will be accepted ASAP :-)

August 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/NgoNsandjock

Thank you!

August 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/XD29
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Good luck!

August 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/VisualKei

Best of luck! I hope it goes through. I would very much like to know how African languages are structured, and how the words are pronounced.

August 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/NgoNsandjock

Hopefully, we'll get there soon. Stay connected!

August 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/VisualKei

Will do :)

August 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/purplewater

i would very much like swahili as well. It is a level 1 for english speakers and also a critical language.

August 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/NgoNsandjock

Yes, that will be a great addition to the African Language trend.

August 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/bogojojo1

ohhh I wanna learn basaa

August 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/NgoNsandjock

Awesome! Thank you

August 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/etorruella

Good luck!! I definitely think that having some African languages represented is a great idea!

August 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/NgoNsandjock

Thank you!

August 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TrioLinguist

It's a great idea and I'd welcome an African language coming into the incubator, but having looked up "Bàsàà" I found no Wikipedia article, only a couple sparse references to "wh- and particle structures with Bàsàà" (whatever that means). I'm all for minority languages, but I think a major African language (Swahili comes to mind) would be a bigger priority than one spoken by only several dozen or a couple hundred people in the world.

August 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/NgoNsandjock

It has different orthography try Bassa, Basaa you will find it throughout West, Center and Southern Africa. Regarding your comment on major and minor African language, may I recommend this research paper by John Mugane titled Learning How to Learn Languages: The Teaching & Learning of African Languages.

August 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TrioLinguist

I found it under 'Basaa', thanks! 300,000 speakers definitely makes it seem more plausible. Good luck!

August 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/NgoNsandjock

Glad to help. Thank you!

August 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/LadyShizuka

given that's yet another language I'll eventually learn (I'm learning all languages one by one, starting with Spanish, so why not add Basaa) I will happily support this. I give you a lingot and a upvote.

August 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/NgoNsandjock

You rocked LadyShizuka! Thank you for your support.

August 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/luckygutsy

Good luck! How do you say that in Bàsàa? ;)

August 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/NgoNsandjock

Good luck in Bàsàa is Masoda malàm

August 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/absurdbird

oui, s'il vous plait ! Je veux apprender Bàsàa aussi !

August 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/NgoNsandjock

Super et merci pour le support

August 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MaryAnne993219

I like the idea of an African language but would like to know more about this language. Basically, I like to make informed decisions. So I have more questions than remarks. Why do you think it is the best choice? Widely used? Is it a entry-level language to African languages? Is is associated with a good place to visit? Is Cameroon in need of translation services to participate in the world economy? Thank you for asking.

May 1, 2018
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