Jukun Takum language

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Jukun
Jukun Takum
Njikum
Native to Cameroon, Nigeria
Native speakers
2,400 in Cameroon  (2000)[1]
Niger–Congo
Language codes
ISO 639-3 jbu
Glottolog juku1254[2]

Jukun (Njikum), or more precisely Jukun Takum, is a Jukunoid language of Cameroon used as a trade language in Nigeria. Though there are only a few thousand native speakers, and only a dozen in Nigeria (as of 2000), it is spoken as a second language in Nigeria by tens of thousands (40,000 reported in 1979).

The name Jukun is a cover term for several related Jukunoid languages, such as the much-more-numerous Jukun Wapan.

References[edit]

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