Makaa-Njem languages

Makaa-Njem languages

For the Caribbean drink, see Mauby.
The Makaa-Njem languages are a group of related Bantu languages spoken in Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and the Republic of the Congo. The group includes:

Language name Primary location Secondary location(s) Ethnic group(s) No. speakers Remarks
Bekwil

Congo

Cameroon, Gabon

Bakwele

12,060

Close to Konabembe and Koonzime. Cameroonian speakers also use Mpongmpong.
Bomwali

Congo

Cameroon

Bomwali

39,280

Byep

Cameroon

None

Maka

9,500

Also called North Makaa, though not intelligible with Makaa.
Gyele

Cameroon

Equatorial Guinea

Bakola, Babinga

4,279

Speakers are Pygmies.
Kol

Cameroon

Gabon

Bekol

12,000

Speakers use Makaa or Koonzime as well.
Koonzime

Cameroon

None

Bajwe, Nzime

30,000

Bajwe speak Koozime dialect; Nzime speak Koonzime dialect. Used as a second language by many Baka.
Makaa

Cameroon

None

Maka

80,000

Related to Byep (North Makaa) and Kol, although unintelligible with them.
Mpiemo

Central African Republic

Cameroon, Congo

Mbimu

29,000

Mpongmpong

Cameroon

None

Konabembe

45,000

Ngumba

Cameroon

Equatorial Guinea

Mabi, Ngumba

17,500

Njyem

Cameroon

Congo

Njem

7,000

Spoken by many Baka as a second language.
So

Cameroon

None

Sso

9,000

High level of influence from Beti.
Ukhwejo

Central African Republic

None

Benkonjo

2,000

Notes

References

  • Gordon, Raymond G., Jr. (ed.) (2005): " Bekwil". Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 15th ed. Dallas: SIL International. Accessed 7 June 2006.
  • Gordon, Raymond G., Jr. (ed.) (2005): " Bomwali". Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 15th ed. Dallas: SIL International. Accessed 7 June 2006.
  • Gordon, Raymond G., Jr. (ed.) (2005): " Byep". Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 15th ed. Dallas: SIL International. Accessed 7 June 2006.
  • Gordon, Raymond G., Jr. (ed.) (2005): " Gyele". Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 15th ed. Dallas: SIL International. Accessed 7 June 2006.
  • Gordon, Raymond G., Jr. (ed.) (2005): " Kol". Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 15th ed. Dallas: SIL International. Accessed 7 June 2006.
  • Gordon, Raymond G., Jr. (ed.) (2005): " Koonzime". Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 15th ed. Dallas: SIL International. Accessed 7 June 2006.
  • Gordon, Raymond G., Jr. (ed.) (2005): " Makaa". Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 15th ed. Dallas: SIL International. Accessed 7 June 2006.
  • Gordon, Raymond G., Jr. (ed.) (2005): " Makaa-Njem (A80)". Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 15th ed. Dallas: SIL International. Accessed 7 June 2006.
  • Gordon, Raymond G., Jr. (ed.) (2005): " Mpiemo". Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 15th ed. Dallas: SIL International. Accessed 7 June 2006.
  • Gordon, Raymond G., Jr. (ed.) (2005): " Mpongmpong". Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 15th ed. Dallas: SIL International. Accessed 7 June 2006.
  • Gordon, Raymond G., Jr. (ed.) (2005): " Ngumba". Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 15th ed. Dallas: SIL International. Accessed 7 June 2006.
  • Gordon, Raymond G., Jr. (ed.) (2005): " Njyem". Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 15th ed. Dallas: SIL International. Accessed 7 June 2006.
  • Gordon, Raymond G., Jr. (ed.) (2005): " So". Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 15th ed. Dallas: SIL International. Accessed 7 June 2006.
  • Gordon, Raymond G., Jr. (ed.) (2005): " Ukhwejo". Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 15th ed. Dallas: SIL International. Accessed 7 June 2006.

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