Noni language

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Noni
RegionCameroon
Native speakers
50,000 (2005–2008)[1]
Dialects
  • Noone
  • Ncane
  • Mungong
Latin
Language codes
ISO 639-3Either:
nhu – Noone
ncr – Ncane
Glottolognoon1243  Noone[2]
ncan1245  Ncane[3]

The Noni language, also called Noone, is an Eastern Beboid language of the Niger–Congo family in Cameroon. The Noone, Ncane, and Mungong varieties are sometimes considered three distinct Noni languages. Ethnologue reports that Ncare is 88% lexically similar with Noone, and 84% with Saari (Nsari).

Noni is the native language to 40,000 people in the country, particularly in the North West Province, the Bui Division and the northwest Kumbo Subdivision. Noone proper was used as the secret language in Indiana Jones.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Noone at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Ncane at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Noone". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Ncane". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  • Hyman, Larry M. 1980. Noni (Misaje group). L’expansion bantou. Paris: SELAF (no. special 9), 259–274.
  • Hyman, Larry M. 1981. Noni grammatical structure, with special reference to verb morphology. Southern California: Occasional Papers in Linguistics 9. Los Angeles: University of Southern California.
  • Lux, David 2003. Noni provisional lexicon. ms. Yaoundé: SIL
  • Richards, Russell M. 1991. Phonologie de trois langues beboides du Cameroun: Noone, Ncanti et Sari. Thèse pour le doctorat (Arrête du 23 Novembre 1988), Livres I. et II. Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris III.