Wandala

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Noun1.Wandala - a Chadic language spoken in the Mandara mountains in CameroonWandala - a Chadic language spoken in the Mandara mountains in Cameroon; has only two vowels
Biu-Mandara - a group of Chadic languages spoken in the border area between Cameroon and Nigeria south of Lake Chad
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In the Yola area of today's North-East, a historian notes that after their victories over the Mandara kingdom, they 'eased their Hausa collaborators from positions of power and forged alliances with fellow Fulani.' The area became Adamawa -named after their leader, Modibbo Adama.
The Mandara area, usually, but not only, through the Mandara Kingdom that ruled here, has resisted a succession of larger political entities: The Kanem-Bornu Empire, the Adamawa Emirate and Sokoto Caliphate, and British, German and French empires.