Pana language

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Native to Central African Republic, Chad, Cameroon
Native speakers
86,000 (1996–2000)[1]
? Pondo
? Gonge
Language codes
ISO 639-3 pnz
Glottolog pana1293[2]

Pana is an Mbum language of the Central African Republic. A few thousand speak it in southern Chad and northern Cameroon. A dialect in Cameroon, Man, may be a separate language. Blench (2004) leaves Pondo and Gonge in CAR unclassified within the Mbum languages.


  1. ^ Pana at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Pana (Central African Republic)". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.