Njem language

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Native to Cameroon, Republic of Congo
Native speakers
(undated figure of 3,500 in Congo)[1]
4,400 in Cameroon (2005)[2]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 njy
Glottolog njye1238[3]

Njem (Njyem) is a Bantu language of Congo and Cameroon. Speakers are mostly (85%) monolingual, and many Baka Pygmies speak Njema as a second language.


  1. ^ Njem at Ethnologue (15th ed., 2005)
  2. ^ Njem language at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Njyem". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  4. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
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