Medumba is a language spoken in Cameroon. It is estimated that there are about 200,000 speakers of Medumba, which is also known as Mezumba, Mozumba, and Mvumba. Medumba is a member of the Adamawa-Ubangi language family, which also includes languages such as Mbudum and Mambila. Medumba is spoken in the Adamawa Region of Cameroon, specifically in the Mayo-Danay and Mayo-Kebbi East departments. The language is also spoken in Nigeria, where it is known as Mvumba. Medumba is used as a lingua franca in its region, and is also used in education and the media. The Medumba language has two main dialects: Mayo-Danay and Mayo-Kebbi East. The Mayo-Danay dialect is further divided into four sub-dialects: Mayo-Tsanaga, Mayo-Darlé, Mayo-Ndom, and Mayo-Louti. The Mayo-Kebbi East dialect also has four sub-dialects: Mayo-Koro, Mayo-Bali, Mayo-Binjei, and Mayo-Gimbi. Medumba is a tonal language, which means that the meaning of a word can change depending on the pitch that it is spoken with. Medumba has four tones: high, low, rising, and falling. Medumba has a relatively simple grammar. There are no articles, and there are only two tenses: past and present. Medumba does not have gender, and there is no distinction between singular and plural. The Medumba language is written with the Latin alphabet. There are some differences between the Medumba alphabet and the standard Latin alphabet, such as the use of the letters “w” and “y”.

Language group

Bamileke languages

Language locales, regions and scripts

Medumba, Cameroon, Latin
Medumba, Latin