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Jukun Takum

A language of Cameroon

ISO 639-3jbu

Population  2,440 in Cameroon (2000). Population total all countries: 2,451.
Region  North West Province, Menchum Division, Furu-Awa Subdivision, Ntjieka, Furu-Turuwa, and Furu-Sambari villages. Also in Nigeria.
Language map  Southwestern Cameroon, Enlarged Area, reference number 109
Alternate names   Diyu, Jukun, Njikum
Dialects  Takum, Donga (Akpanzhi).
Classification  Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Jukunoid, Central, Jukun-Mbembe-Wurbo, Jukun
Language use  Trade language.
Language development  Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1980.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  ‘Njikum’ is preferred in Cameroon. People are called ‘Jukun’.

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Nigeria

Language name   Jukun Takum
Population  11 in Nigeria (2000).
Region  Taraba state, Takum, Sardauna, and Bali LGAs.
Language maps  Nigeria, Map 10, reference number 356
Nigeria, Map 7, reference number 356
Nigeria, Map 8, reference number 356
Alternate names  Diyi, Jukun, Njikum
Dialects  Takum, Donga (Akpanzhi).
Language use  Trade language. L2 speakers: 40,000 (1979 UBS).
Language development  Literacy program in progress.
Comments  ‘Njikum’ is preferred in Cameroon. Christian, traditional religion, Muslim.
 
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