Mina Language (Cameroon)

Mina Language (Cameroon)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Mina language is spoken in Northern Cameroon. Another language of the same name is found in India. They are distinguished in ISO 639-3 by referring to this language as Mina and to the other as Mina The Mina language -- also known in linguistic literature by the names Hina and Besleri -- is classified as a Chadic language. Further, the language is classified as a member of the Biu-Mandara group, subgroup A, branch A7. The language is spoken in Northern Cameroon by a population estimated at around 10,000. Frajzyngier & Johnston define three Mina dialects: Marbak, Kefedjevreng and Dzundzun, whereas Ethnologue defines the following three dialects Besleri, Jingjing, Gamdugun. While the relationship between the names Jingjing and Dzundzun is clear, the relationships between the four others is unclear. Mutual intelligibility between dialects is difficult to ascertain, but Frajzyngier & Johnston demonstrate one-way intelligibility between Dzundzun and Mina.
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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • Saarbrucken, Germany
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136771179
  • 9786136771175