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Koma language

Koma
Regionnorthern Cameroon and into Nigeria
Native speakers
(41,000 cited 1982–1989)[1]
Dialects
  • Gomnome
  • Gomme
  • Ndera
  • Gimme
  • Gimnime
Language codes
ISO 639-3Variously:
kmy – Koma Ndera, Gomme
kmp – Gɨmme
gmn – Gɨmnɨme
Glottologkoma1268  Koma Alantika[2]
koma1266  Koma Ndera[3]

The Koma language is a member of the Duru branch of Savanna languages of Cameroon. Blench (2004) includes three varieties separated in Ethnologue, Koma Ndera, Gɨmne, and Gɨmnɨme; within Koma Ndera, speakers of the marginal dialects, Gomnome and Ndera, can scarcely understand one another, though both understand the central dialect, Gomme.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b Koma Ndera, Gomme at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Gɨmme at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Gɨmnɨme at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Koma Alantika". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Koma Ndera". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.