Bamun

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A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Bamoum, Bamoun, Bamum, Shupamem
Population

215,000 (1982 SIL).

Location

West Region, most of Noun division, Foumban area; extreme north Mifi division; extreme southeast Bamboutos division.

Language Status

3 (Wider communication).

Dialects

None known. Related to Bafanji [bfj], Bamali [bbq], Bambalang [bmo], and Bangolan [bgj].

Language Use

Used as L2 by Mengaka [xmg].

Language Development
Bible: 1988.
Writing

Bamum script [Bamu], taught in schools until 1930s. Latin script [Latn].