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Nga'ka language

Native toCameroon
RegionBali Nyonga
Native speakers
(50,000 cited 1982)[1]
  • Bati (Ti)
  • Bali (Li)
  • Bandeng (Nde)
Language codes
ISO 639-3mhk

The Nga'ka language, or Munga'ka, also known as Bali, is a Grassfields language spoken by the people of Bali Nyonga in Cameroon. They are the descendants of the Bali Chambas of northern Nigeria.[3]


The sounds of Munga'ka are as follows:[4]

Consonant inventory

Bilabial Labialdental Alveolar Postalveolar Palatal Velar Glottal
Plosive p b t d k ɡ ʔ
Nasal m n ŋ
Fricative f v s ɣ
Affricate t͡ʃ d͡ʒ ʒ
Approximant w j
Lateral approximant l

Vowel inventory

Front Central Back
High i ʉ u
High-Mid ə o
Low-Mid ɛ ɔ
Low a


  1. ^ Nga'ka at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Mungaka". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ "The Chamba Migration and the Origin of Bali Nyonga". Archived from the original on 2009-06-29. Retrieved 2009-02-03.
  4. ^ "Mungaka (Fall 2014) | Language Documentation Training Center, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa". Retrieved 2017-09-07.