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 of Cameroon. Some linguists, such as Joseph Greenberg, classify Mbum as an Adamawa language, and a member of the Mbum-Day branch of the Adamawa-Ubangi family of Niger-Congo languages, along with Bua and Kim.
This chart shows the letters used in Mbum, their names and their pronunciation. The names of the letters are not certain.
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Information about Mbum pronunciation complied by Wolfram Siegel