The Mbam languages are a group of erstwhile zone-A Bantu languages which some lexicostatistical studies suggest are not actually Bantu, but related Southern Bantoid languages. Janssens (1992–93) posits that they are all of Guthrie's zone A.60 languages, half of his A.40 languages, and perhaps Bube (A.31). Blench (2011) includes Jarawan in A.60, and keeps both in Bantu.
- Sanaga (A60): Tuki (Bacenga), Leti/Mengisa, Mbwasa
- West Mbam (A40): Bati (A60), Nomaande (Mandi)–Tunen (Aling'a, Banen)–Tuotomb–Yambeta, Nyokon
- Yambasa (A60): Nubaca, Mbule, Nugunu, Elip–Mmaala–Yangben
- Jarawan (See)
- ?Bube (A31)
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Mbam". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Jarawan". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
Note: The Guthrie classification is geographic and its groupings do not imply a relationship between the languages within them.
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