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A language of Cameroon

ISO 639-3byb

Population  1 (Breton 1986).
Region  North West Province, Menchum Division, Furu-Awa Subdivision, Furubana village.
Alternate names   Furu
Dialects  Reportedly in Furu subgroup (2000 B. Connell). May be Eastern Beboid. Lexical similarity: 24% with Noone [nhu] (Beboid), 14% with Akum [aku].
Classification  Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Unclassified
Language use  Shifted to Jukun [jbu].
Comments  Although formerly called ‘Bikya’, the people are now called ‘Furu’. May have no remaining speakers. Nearly extinct.
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