Fam language

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Native toNigeria
RegionTaraba State
Native speakers
(1,000 cited 1984)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3fam
Map of the Fam language.svg
Fam shown within Nigeria

Fam is a Bantoid language of Nigeria. It is now usually left as unclassified within Benue–Congo, however Blench (2011) classifies it as a divergent Mambiloid language potentially related to Ndoola.[3]


  1. ^ Fam at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Fam". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Blench, Roger (2011). "'The membership and internal structure of Bantoid and the border with Bantu" (PDF). Berlin: Humboldt University. p. 15.