Banyum language

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Bainouk, Nyun
Native to Guinea-Bissau, Senegal
Native speakers
17,000  (2006)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Variously:
bcz – Bainouk-Gunyaamolo
bab – Bainouk-Gunyuño
bcb – Bainouk-Samik
Glottolog bany1244[2]

Banyum (Banyun), Nyun, or Bainouk, is a Senegambian dialect cluster of Senegal and Guinea-Bissau.

Spellings are Bagnoun, Banhum, Banyung and Bainuk, Banyuk; other names are Elomay ~ Elunay, for Gunyaamolo variety Ñuñ or Nyamone, and for Gunyuño Guñuun.

See Baïnounk Gubëeher for the phonology of a variety of Banyum.


  1. ^ Bainouk-Gunyaamolo at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Bainouk-Gunyuño at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Bainouk-Samik at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Banyun". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.