[1] Meek (1931) Vol. 1, pp. 532-3.
[2] Ibid., p. 533, & Meyer (1939), p.2.
[3] Meyer (1939), pp.1-52; (1940 a) pp.117-148; (1940 b), 210-231.
[4] Meyer (1939), p. 4.
[5] Greenberg (1950), p.396.
[6] Meyer (1939), p.4 "Die Mambilasprache zerfallt in eine betrachtliche Anzahl cinzelner Dialekte, die in Vortschatz und in der Grammatik stark von einander abseichen."
[7] Census (1952), pp. 26-7.
[8] To the best of my knowledge this census is unpublished. It was made available to me by the French Administrative Officer at Banyo, the headquarters of the District in which the Mambila live.
[9] Meek (1931) Vol. 1 p.534.
[10] Carpenter (1933), unpublished.
[11] Newton (1936), unpublished.
[12] Census (1953), p. 7.
[13] Meek (1931), Vol. 1. p. 534.
[14] Meek (1931), Vol. 1, p.532.
[15] Meek, Ibid.
[16] Percival (1938). Unpublished.
[17] McCulloch, et al. (1954), p.12.
[18] I was told by 2 Kaka informants from Mbem (a Kaka village) that the Mambila political system was similar to their own.
[19] According to Kaberry the men of the Mbem and Mbaw Native Authorities do more work on the farms that is the case for the men in other areas of Bamenda Province. Kaberry (1952), p.55.
[20] Dugast (1949), p.132.
[21] Meek (1931), Vol. 1. p. 534.
[22] Ibid. p. 535.
[23] Ibid Vol. 11, p.551.
[24] Ibid. Bol. 11, pp. 564-5.
[25] Percival (1938), Unpublished. "...As to the Fulani invasions, it seems likely, not only on general impressions, but also from Mambila genealogies and from the names of Fulani chiefs involved, that they did not begin until 1875 or later....." Percival refers only to the Mambila Plateau.
[26] Percival (1938), Unpublished.
[27] 18 to 24 days trek during the rainy season and from to 10 to 14 days during the dry season when a car or lorry may be driven down as far as Serti. There are no roads in the Mambila District.
[28] D.H. means District Head.
[29] Cameroons Annual Report (1953), section 257, p.63.
[30] E. Ardener, an anthropologist, who has been conducting research on the labour force employed by the Cameroons Development Corporation, informed me that there are approximately 20 labourers working for the Corporation and for Elders & Fyffes Ltd., who are listed as being of Mambila origin. Unfortunately no information is availableas to their provenance. I suspect that they came from Bamonda Province or the French Cameroons rather than from Adamawa for, if any Adamawan had emigrated to the South, I should have been likely to hear of it.