Mbum is a member of the Atlantic-Congo branch of the Niger-Congo language family spoken in Cameroon and Central African Republic by about 51,000 people. It is also known as West Mbum, Buna, Mboum, Mboumtiba and Wuna.

Mbum is spoken particularly in the Adamawa Region in central Cameroon.

Mbum alphabet and pronunciation

Mbum alphabet and pronunciation

This chart shows the letters used in Mbum, their names and their pronunciation. The names of the letters are not certain.

Download a chart of the Mbum alphabet and pronunciation (PDF, in German)

Information about Mbum pronunciation complied by Wolfram Siegel

Sample video in Mbum


Information about the Mbum language

Atlantic-Congo languages

Abua, Bandial, Bariba, Berom, Cebaara, Efik, Esimbi, Ibibio, Iceve-Maci, Jibu, Jju, Kambari, Kar, Kissi, Kom, Laalaa, Limba, Mbum, Mono, Mundang, Nafanan, Noon, Obolo, Safen, Supyire, Temne, Ubang, Yemba

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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