Jimjimen

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A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Jimi, "’Um Falin" (pej.)
Autonym
Jimjimən
Population

10,000 (2019 SIL).

Location

Far North region: Mayo-Tsanaga division, Bourrha area, on Nigeria border.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Djimi, Zumo (Zame, Zomo, Zumu), Jimo, Wadi (Wa’i), Malabu. Reportedly Jimjimen speakers understand Gude [gde].

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. Used by all. Positive attitudes. Many also use Gude [gde] (Brye 2002). Also use Adamawa Fulfulde [fub], French [fra].

Language Development

Bible portions: 2006–2009.

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Different from Jimi [jmi] of Nigeria in Bauchi State, which is West Chadic. Christian, Muslim, traditional religion.

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