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Ngiemboon language

Native toCameroon
RegionProvince de l'Ouest, Bamboutos
Native speakers
250,000 (2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3nnh

The Ngiemboon (N'Jhamboon) language, Ngyɛmbɔɔŋ, is one of a dozen Bamileke languages spoken in Cameroon.

Dialects are Batcham (Basham), Balatchi (Balaki) and Bamoungong (Bamongoun).


The consonants are:

Labial Bilabial Alveolar Palatal Velar
Nasal m n ŋ
Plosive p b t d k g
Affricate pf ts
Fricative f v s z
Approximant w j ɰ
Labial Approximant ɥ

The vowels are /a/, /ɔ/, /ε/, /e/, /i/, /o/, and /u/.

Ngiemboon is a tonal language, and uses the high tone /˦/, the low tone /˨/, the falling tone /˥˩/, and the rising tone /˩˥/.[3]


  1. ^ Ngiemboon at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Ngiemboon". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ "PHOIBLE Online -". Retrieved 2019-02-15.

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