Tigon language

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Native to Cameroon, Nigeria
Region Northwest Region in Cameroon, Taraba State in Nigeria
Native speakers
(60,000 cited 1987–2005) [1]
  • Ashuku (Kitsipki)
  • Nama (Dama, Namu)
  • Nzare (Izale)
  • Kporo
  • Eneeme
Language codes
ISO 639-3 nza
Glottolog tigo1236

Mbembe, or more specifically Tigon Mbembe, is a Jukunoid language of Cameroon and Nigeria.

Writing system

The alphabet is based on the General Alphabet of Cameroon Languages (GACL):

Upper case A B Ch D E Ɛ F G Gb H I J K Kp L M N Ny Ŋ O Ɔ P R S Sh T U V W Z Zh

Tones are indicated by vowels with acutes, graves, circumflexes and carons.

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  1. Mbembe at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Eyoh & Echebi 2009.