Nchumbulu language

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Nchumbulu is a highly endangered language that is spoken in Ghana by the Brong Ahafo region west of Lake Volta near Kaplang and is spoken in three villages in the area.[1][2]


Native to Ghana
Native speakers
1,800 (2003)[3]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 nlu
Glottolog nchu1238[4]

Nchumbulu is a Guang language of Ghana that is part of the North Guang subdivision of the language family.[5]


  • Batibo, H. (2004). The role of minority languages in education and development in Africa. The language web: Essays in honour of Victor Webb, 26-33.
  • Blench, R. (2007). Endangered languages in West Africa. Language diversity endangered
  • Goody, Jack R. (1963). Ethnological Notes on the distribution of the Guang Languages. Journal of African Languages 2. 173-189.
  • Edu-Buandoh, Dora Francisca. Multilingualism in Ghana: An ethnographic study of college students at the University of Cape Coast. ProQuest, 2006.


  1. ^ Batibo, Herman Language Decline and Death in Africa: Causes, Consequences, and Challenges (2005)
  2. ^ Nchumbulu Ethnologue
  3. ^ Nchumbulu at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  4. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Nchumbulu". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  5. ^ Ansah, M. A., & Agyeman, N. A. (2015). Ghana language-in-education policy: The survival of two South Guan minority dialects. In: Per Linguam 31(1), 89.

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