Mbum

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A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Buna, Mboum, Mboumtiba, Wuna
Population

38,600 in Cameroon (1982 SIL). Population total all countries: 51,100.

Location

West Mbum, isolated in Adamawa Region, Vina and Djerem divisions, south and southwest of Ngaoundere; North Region, Faro division, Ngaoundere area to border of Faro Reserve; East Region, Lom and Djerem divisions, Belabo subdivision, Gbete. Also in Central African Republic.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Gbete (Byrre, Kepere, Kpere, Pere, Pono, Ripere, Vana), Mboum (Bum, West Mbum).

Language Use

Rapidly becoming bilingual in Fulfulde [fub].

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1965.
Writing
Latin script, used in Cameroon.
Other Comments

Muslim, traditional religion.

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