Punu (Yipunu)

Punu is a Bantu language spoken by about 168,500 people mainly in southern Gabon, and also in south of the Republic of Congo. In Gabon there are about 152,000 Punu speakers in Ngounié and Nyanga provinces, and there are about 16,500 speakers in the Niari department of the Republic of Congo.

Punu is also known as Ipunu, Pouno, Pounou, Puno, Yipounou, yi-punu or yiPunu. The native name is Yipunu. It is written with the Latin alphabet, although few Punu speakers are literate in their language.

Punu alphabet and pronunciation

Punu alphabet and pronunciation

Download an alphabet chart for Punu (Excel)

Sample videos in Punu

Information about Punu | Numbers

Links

Information about Punu
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punu_language
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/puu
https://glottolog.org/resource/languoid/id/punu1239/a>
https://www.persee.fr/doc/jafr_0037-9166_1940_num_10_1_2490
https://www.cotedivoire.news/gabon/17061-langue-gabon-a-decouverte-de-langue-punu.html

Bantu languages

Basaa, Bemba, Bukusu, Bulu, Chichewa, Chokwe, Comorian, Digo, Duala, Eton, Ewondo, Fang, Ganda/Luganda, Gogo, Gusii, Gwere, Haya, Herero, Ikizu, Jita, Kamba, Kiga, Kikuyu, Kimbundu, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Kisi, Kongo, Konjo, Kuria, Lambya, Lingala, Loma, Lozi, Luchazi, Luvale, Makonde, Makhuwa, Mandekan, Maore, Masaaba, Mbunda, Mende, Mushungulu, Mwani, Nande, Nkore, Northern Ndebele (South Africa), Northern Ndebele (Zimbabwe), Northern Sotho, Nyamwezi, Nyakyusa, Nyemba, Nyole, Nyungwe, OshiWambo, Punu, Ronga, Sena, Shona, Soga, Songe, Southern Ndebele, Southern Sotho, Sukuma, Swahili, Swati, Tonga, Tshiluba, Tsonga, Tswa, Tswana, Tumbuka, Umbundu, Venda, Xhosa, Yao, Zigula, Zinza, Zulu

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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