In 1974, we began collecting entries to this dictionary while working in Ndom, Bakossi. Several people who spoke Akoose brought their contributions, including Joseph A. Epang of Ndom, Martin Mesumbe Ebage, and Godfred Elong Metuge.
In the 1980's, Mr. Samuel Ngome Ejedepang-Koge invested countless hours improving the dictionary. Over the years many people contributed. (See Credits and acknowledgements.)