Mbam languages

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Mbam
Geographic
distribution
Southwestern Cameroon
Linguistic classificationNiger–Congo
Glottologmbam1252  (Mbam)[1]
jara1262  (Jarawan)[2]
Map of the Mbam languages.svg
The Mbam languages (minus Jarawan and Bube) shown within Cameroon

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Mbam". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Jarawan". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.