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Bishuo

A language of Cameroon

ISO 639-3bwh

Population  1 (Breton 1986).
Region  North West Province, Menchum Division, Furu-Awa Subdivision, Ntjieka, Furu-Turuwa, and Furu-Sambari villages.
Alternate names   Biyam, Furu
Dialects  Reportedly in Furu subgroup (2000 B. Connell). May be Jukunoid. Lexical similarity: 16%–17% with Noone [nhu], 11% with Bikya [byb].
Classification  Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Unclassified
Language use  Shifted to Jukun [jbu].
Comments  Although formerly called ‘Biyam’, the people are now called ‘Furu’. May have no remaining speakers. Nearly extinct.
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