Language name: MBUM
UPSID number: 4146
Alternate name(s):
Classification: Niger-Kordofanian, Adamawa
This language has 38 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.375539736 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)
The language has these sounds: p t k kp b bD d g gb b< d< mb nd Ng Nmgb f h v mv s Z nZ m n nj N r l j w i "e a "o u i~ a~ u~
Comment: Mbum is spoken in a discontinuous area in central northern Cameroun and adjoining parts of Chad and the Central African Republic. Mbum has a 2-level tone system. Segments described by Hagege as "apical" are interpreted as alveolar.
Source(s): Hagege, C. 1970. La Langue MBum de NGanha (Cameroun). Societe pour l'etude des langues africaines, 18. CNRS & L'Universite de Liege.

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