Punu language

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Native to Gabon, Republic of Congo
Ethnicity Bapunu, Babongo Pygmies
Native speakers
160,000 (2000—2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 puu
Glottolog punu1239[2]

Punu is a Bantu language spoken in Gabon and the Republic of Congo. Irimba is classified as a dialect, but may be relexified from a non-Bantu source.


  1. ^ Punu at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Punu". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online