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Bamileke
Bamiléké
EthnicityBamileke people
Geographic
distribution
Grassfields of western Cameroon
Linguistic classificationNiger–Congo?
  • Atlantic–Congo
    • Volta-Congo
      • Benue–Congo
        • Bantoid
          • Southern Bantoid
            • Grassfields
              • Eastern Grassfields
                • Mbam-Nkam
                  • Bamileke
Proto-languageProto-Bamileke
Subdivisions
  • Eastern Bamileke
  • Western Bamileke
ISO 639-2 / 5bai
Glottologbami1239

The Bamileke languages (Bamileke languages: Bamiléké) are a group of Eastern Grassfields languages spoken by the Bamileke people in the Western High Plateau of Cameroon.

The languages, which might constitute two branches of Eastern Grassfields, are:

  • Western Bamileke: Mengaka (Məgaka), Ngombale, Ngomba (Nguemba or Ngemba)[1][2], the "Bamboutos" dialect cluster of Yɛmba, Ngyɛmbɔɔŋ, Mmuock and Ŋwe
  • Eastern Bamileke: Feʼfeʼ, Ghɔmáláʼ, Kwaʼ, Ndaʼndaʼ, Mədʉmba.
  1. ^ Archived at Ghostarchive and the Wayback Machine: "Langue Nguemba Ouest Cameroun Leçon 1". YouTube.
  2. ^ Archived at Ghostarchive and the Wayback Machine: "APPRENTISSAGE DE LA LANGUE NGUEMBA " langue parle à Bansoa"". YouTube.

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