Punu language

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For the Punu of China, see Bunu languages and Bu-Nao language.
Native to Gabon, Republic of Congo
Ethnicity Bapunu, Babongo Pygmies
Native speakers
130,000  (2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 puu
Glottolog punu1239[2]

Punu is a Bantu language spoken in Gabon and the Republic of Congo. Irimba is classified as a dialect, but may be relexified from a non-Bantu source.


  1. ^ Punu at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Punu". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online