Kom language

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Not to be confused with Kom language (India).
Native to Cameroon
Region North-West Province
Native speakers
230,000  (2005)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 bkm
Glottolog komc1235[2]

The Kom language, Itaŋikom, is the language spoken by the Kom people of Cameroon. Shultz 1997a and Shultz 1997b (available online) contain a comprehensive description of the language's grammar.


The native speakers of this language are found in the Northeastern states of Manipur Nagaland, Assam and Tripura. The majority of the populations reside in Manipur. They are found in all the districts of Manipur and concentrated mainly in the districts of Churachandpur, Bishenpur and Senapati."

Kom is a tonal language with three tones.[3][dead link]


  1. ^ Kom at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Kom (Cameroon)". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ [1]


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