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Bikya (also known as Furu) is a Bantoid language isolate spoken in Cameroon. It is unknown if this language is still existent. In 1986 four surviving speakers were identified, although only one (a man in his seventies) spoke the language fluently. Bikya is probably best known for the work of English linguist Dr. David Dalby who filmed an 87-year-old African woman who spoke Bikya as her native tongue. It was thought that she was the last speaker, but Kiessling (2007) reports that Bikya has the largest number of remaining speakers of the Furu languages. It, and presumably all of Furu, is perhaps a Beboid language (Blench 2011).
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[br] Bikyeg
[de] Bikya
[en] Bikya language
[hr] Bikya jezik
[ka] ბიკიას ენა
[ru] Бикья
[sw] Kibikya

Language type : Living

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