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Bamum (Bamum language), or in its French spelling Bamoun, is one of the Benue–Congo languages of Cameroon, with approximately a quarter million speakers. The language is well known for its original script developed by King Njoya and his palace circle around 1895. Cameroonian musicians Claude Ndam and Gerryland are native speakers of the language and use it in their music.
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[ar] بامن
[ca] bamun
[cs] bamun
[cy] Bamwmeg
[da] bamun
[de] Bamun
[el] Μπαμούν
[en] Bamum language
[et] bamuni
[ee] bamugbe
[fa] بمونی
[fi] bamum
[fr] bamoun
[he] באקס
[hr] Bamun jezik
[hu] bamun
[id] Bamun
[is] bamun
[it] bamun
[ja] バムン語
[ko] 바문어
[lo] ບາມຸນ
[lv] bamumu
[lt] bamunų
[mk] бамунски
[nl] Bamun
[nn] bamun
[nb] bamun
[pl] bamun
[pt] Língua bamum
[ro] bamun
[ru] Бамум
[sk] bamun
[es] Idioma bamum
[sv] bamunska
[th] บามัน
[to] lea fakapamuni
[tr] Bamun
[uk] бамум
[vi] Tiếng Bamun
[zh] 巴姆穆語

Language type : Living

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Following BCP 47 the recommended tag for this language is bax.

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ISO 639-3 : bax

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