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Extinct: no
Family: Niger-Congo
Branch: Adamawan
Continent: Africa
Country: Cameroon
Region: West Mbum is spread out in isolated groups: south and southwest of Ngaoundere (Vina and Djerem divisions, Adamawa Province); around Ngaoundere to border of Faro Reserve in Faro Division, North Province. Gbete is in Belabo Subdivision, Lom-and-Djerem Division, East Province. Not in Chad. Also spoken in CAR.
Countries Where Spoken: 38,600 in Cameroon (1982 SIL). Population total both countries 51,000. Central African Republic.
Countries Where Official: Cameroon
Native Speakers: 51,000
Speakers Total: 51,000
Phrasebase members who speak Mbum at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Mbum at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Mbum: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Mbum: 0
Three Letter Code: MDD
Summary: Speakers are rapidly becoming bilingual in Fulani. Primer. Dictionary. Grammar. Literacy rate in first language: 1% to 5%. Literacy rate in second language: 5% to 15%. Muslim, traditional religion. NT 1965.

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