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Mbongno

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Mbongno (Kamkam)

Spoken in

Nigeria, Cameroon
Speaker 3.000 (in Nigeria 1999)
Linguistic
Classification

Niger-Congo

  • Atlantic Congo
    • Benue-Congo
      • Bantoide languages
        • Mambiloid languages
          • Mambila-Konja
            • Mambila Vute
              • Kamkam languages
    Mbongno
Language codes
ISO 639-3

bgu

The Mbongno language (also called bungnu, bungun, bunu, gbunhu, kakaba and kamkam; ISO 639-3: bgu[1]) is a mambiloid language of the Niger-Congo language family, spoken by a total of 3,000 people in the town of Kakara in the Nigerian state of Taraba[2] and in neighbouring areas in Cameroon in the Adamaua region, where speakers call themselves simply kamkam.

Mbongno belongs to the magu-kamkam-kila sublanguage group within the bantoid language group.[3]

Individual references

  1. bgu
  2. (Blench and Connell 1999)
  3. Ethnologue