A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Djem, Dzem, Ndjem, Ndjeme, Ndzem, Ngyeme, Njem, Njeme, Nyem, Zimu

4,400 in Cameroon (2005 SIL). Based on the actual population of the subdivision where the Njyem people are present, as of the official 2005 census (2014 C. Hamm). Population total all countries: 7,900. 3,750 monolinguals.


East region: Upper Nyong division, Ngoila subdivision.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Language Use

All domains. Positive attitudes. 15% also use French [fra]. Used as L2 by Baka [bkc].

Language Development
50 can read it, 10 can write it. Poetry. New media. Bible portions: 2002.

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.

Also spoken in:

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