In 1974, we began collecting entries to this dictionary while working in Ndom, Bakossi. Several Akoose speakers were instrumental in the process of collecting the words, 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 contibuting his wealth of knowledge of the language and culture. Over the years many other people contributed words and expressions. (See Credits and acknowledgements.)