• Language: Vengo
  • Alternate names: Babungo, Vengoo, Vengi, Pengo, Ngo, Nguu, Ngwa, Nge
  • Language code: bav
  • Language family: Niger-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern Bantoid, Wide Grassfields, Narrow Grassfields, Ring, South Ring, Babungoic
  • Number of speakers: 13500
  • Script: Latin script

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    Babungo is the language of the Babungo people originating from a village also called "Babungo" located in the Cameroonian Grassfields. In their own language, the Babungo people call their village vengo [vəŋóo] and their language ghang vengo [gháŋ vəŋóo], which means "language of the vengo".

    The language is closely related with Kenswei Nsei?, Bamunka, and Wushi?.

    The alphabet

    a b d e ə f g gh i ɨ j k l m n ny ŋ o ɔ s sh t u v w y z ʼ

    The Verb

    Imperfective aspectPerfective aspect
    ŋwə́ ndéynə́ fáŋwə́ ndèynə́ fá
    he look (imperfective) thinghe look (perfective) thing
    he was looking at somethingHe looked at something