Naki language

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RegionCameroon, Nigeria
Native speakers
(undated figure of 3,000 in Cameroon (1993), 2,000 in Nigeria)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3Variously:
mff – Naki (Cameroon)
buz – Bukwen
jms – Mashi

Naki, or Munkaf, is an Eastern Beboid language of Cameroon and Nigeria. There is no name for the language; it is known by the villages it is spoken in, including Naki and Mekaf (Munkaf) in Cameroon and Bukwen and Mashi in Nigeria, the latter listed as separate languages by Ethnologue, though they are not distinct.


  1. ^ Naki (Cameroon) at Ethnologue (15th ed., 2005)
    Bukwen at Ethnologue (15th ed., 2005)
    Mashi at Ethnologue (15th ed., 2005)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Nakic". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.