The people of the MACEFCOOP area are primarily Ejagham or Kenyang. Culturally, the Ejaghams, Denya and Banyangi people are related. They generally call themselves the Mamfé people.
|Kenyang speakers are called the Banyangi, Banyang or Bayang and call themselves Manyang. They account for 53 villages in Mamfé Central Sub-Division and Upper Banyang Sub-Division. A further 10 villages are found in Nguti Sub-Division and there are many others living in urban areas of the country. 'Lower Kenyang' is centred on Mamfé and is spoken in the Western half of the language area. 'Upper Kenyang' is centred on Tali (north-east of Tinto) and is spoken in the eastern half of the area. The triangle of villages from Eyang, Bakebe and Ntenbang can be considered to be 'Central Kenyang' speakers.|
Adapted from Kenyang Segmental Phonology by Tanyi Eyong Mbuagbaw