Ngumba language


Ngumba language

language
name=Ngumba
states=Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea
region=along the coast at the border between Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea
speakers=70,000
familycolor=Niger-Congo
fam2=Atlantic-Congo
fam3=Volta-Congo
fam4=Benue-Congo
fam5=Bantoid
fam6=Southern
fam7=Narrow Bantu
fam8=Northwest
iso2=bnt|iso3=nmg

Ngumba is a language of Cameroon, spoken in the south along the coast and at the border with Equatorial Guinea by some 70 000 members of the Ngumba ethnic group. Ngumba is a tonal language. As a Narrow Bantu language, it has noun class system. The Ngumba noun class system is somewhat reduced, having retained only 6 genders (a gender being a pairing of a singular and a plural noun class).


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