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The Mankong (Bamukumbit) Noun Phrase
Title:
The Mankong (Bamukumbit) Noun Phrase
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Contributor:
DeVisser, Christine (author)
Publisher:
SIL
Description:
Mankong (Bamukumbit) [ISO639-3 bqt] is a Grassfields Bantu language. The Ethnologue (Lewis, 2009) reports the following classification of the language: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Wide Grassfields, Narrow Grassfields, Mbam-Nkam, Ngemba. The Atlas Linguistique du Cameroun describes Bamukumbit as a dialect of Awing (ALCAM [917]), which is also classified as an Ngemba language (Dieu & Renaud 1983: 438). However, as mentioned in Section 1.1, in terms of ethnic origin, Mankong is most closely related to Bambalang, Bafanji and Bamali (all Nun languages), and Bamunka (a South Ring language) language, and not with Awing, which is a Ngemba language. Furthermore, while many Mankong people can speak or understand Awing, they also say that Bambalang, Bafanji and Bamali are similar to Mankong and easy to learn. This suggests that Mankong might be better classified as a Nun language instead of a Ngemba language.
Content language:
English
Subject language:
Bamukumbit
Language family:
Bantu
Niger-Kordofanian
Atlantic-Congo
Country:
Cameroon
Linguistic type:
Language description
DCMI type:
Text
Other date:
2011-11
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Archive: SIL Language and Culture Archives
Online: Yes
Subject language: Bamukumbit
Language family: Atlantic-Congo
Language family: Bantu
Language family: Niger-Kordofanian
Geographic region: Africa
Country: Cameroon
Linguistic type: Language description
DCMI type: Text
Content language: English
Contributor: DeVisser, Christine
Publisher: SIL
Title: The Mankong (Bamukumbit) Noun Phrase
Other date: 2011-11