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Pana language

Native toCentral African Republic, Chad, Cameroon
Native speakers
86,000 (1996–2000)[1]
  • Pana
  • ? Pondo
  • ? Gonge
Language codes
ISO 639-3pnz

Pana is an Mbum language of the Central African Republic. A few thousand speak it in southern Chad and northern Cameroon. A dialect in Cameroon, Man, may be a separate language. Blench (2004) leaves Pondo and Gonge in CAR unclassified within the Mbum languages.


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