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Karang language

Karang
Mbum
Laka
Native toCameroon, Chad
Native speakers
17,000 in Cameroon (2007)[1]
1,000 of Karang, Ngumi, Sakpu, and Mbere in Chad (1995)
Dialects
  • Karang
  • Ngumi
Language codes
ISO 639-3kzr
Glottologkara1478[2]

Karang language (also called Mbum East or Lakka) is an Mbum language of Cameroon and Chad.

Writing system

Karang alphabet
Uppercase A B Ɓ D Ɗ E F G GB H I K KP L M MB MGB N ND NZ Ŋ ŊG O Ɔ P R S T U V VB W Y Ƴ Z
Lowercase a b ɓ d ɗ e f g gb h i k kp l m mb mgb n nd nz ŋ ŋg o ɔ p r s t u v vb w y ƴ z

Nasalisation is indicated with a cedilla : a̧, ȩ, i̧, o̧, ɔ̧, u̧.

The only tone is high, indicated with an acute accent: á, é, í, ó, ɔ́, ú; it can be combined with nasalisation: á̧, ȩ́, í̧, ó̧, ú̧.

Long vowels are indicated with an h.

References

  1. ^ Karang at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Karang". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.