Banyum language

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Bainouk, Nyun
Native to Guinea-Bissau, Senegal
Native speakers
40,000 (2006–2013)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Variously:
bcz – Bainouk-Gunyaamolo
bab – Bainouk-Gunyuño
bcb – Bainouk-Samik (duplicate code)
Glottolog bain1264[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 the Gunyaamolo variety Ñuñ or Nyamone, and for Gunyuño Guñuun or Samik.[3]

See Baïnounk Gubëeher for the phonology of a closely related language, sometimes thought to be a dialect of Banyum.


  1. ^ Bainouk-Gunyaamolo at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Bainouk-Gunyuño at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Bainouk-Samik (duplicate code) at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Bainounk". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Hammarström (2015) Ethnologue 16/17/18th editions: a comprehensive review: online appendices