Dii languages

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Dii
Duru
Region Cameroon
Native speakers
(60,000 cited 1982–1997)[1]
Dialects Mambe’
Mamna’a
Goom
Boow
Ngbang
Phaane
Sagzee
Vaazin
Home
Nyok
Duupa
Dugun (Panõ)
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Variously:
dur – Dii
dae – Duupa
ndu – Dugun
Glottolog diic1235[2]

The Dii language is a dialect cluster in the Duru branch of Savanna languages. Yag Dii is the ethnonym.

Ethnologue lists Mambe’, Mamna’a, Goom, Boow, Ngbang, Sagzee, Vaazin, Home, Nyok as dialects, and notes that Goom may be a separate language. Blench (2004) lists them all, as well as Phaane, as separate languages, no closer to each other than they are to the other Dii languages, Duupa, Dugun (Panõ).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dii at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Duupa at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Dugun at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Diic". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.