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Nyingwom language

Regioneastern Nigeria
Native speakers
(5,000 cited 1993)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3kdx

The Nyingwom (Nyimwom, Nyiwom, Yimwom) or Kam language is one of the Savanna languages spoken in eastern Nigeria. Blench (2019) lists speakers residing in the main villages of Mayo Kam and Kamijim in Bali LGA, Taraba State.[3] Lesage reports that Kam is spoken in 27 villages of Bali LGA.[4]

Nyingwom was labeled as branch "G8" in Joseph Greenberg's Adamawa language family proposal, and is now thought to be closest to the Waja languages.

Further reading


  1. ^ Nyingwom at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Kam". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Blench, Roger (2019). An Atlas of Nigerian Languages (4th ed.). Cambridge: Kay Williamson Educational Foundation.
  4. ^ Kam, by Jakob Lesage. AdaGram.

External links

  • Kam, by Jakob Lesage. AdaGram.