Jukun Takum language

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Jukun Takum
Native toCameroon, Nigeria
Native speakers
2,400 in Cameroon (2000)[1]
unknown number in Nigeria, but sufficient for significant L2 use[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3jbu

Jukun (Njikum), or more precisely Jukun Takum, is a Jukunoid language of Cameroon used as a trade language in Nigeria. Though there are only a few thousand native speakers, and only a dozen in Nigeria (as of 2000), it is spoken as a second language in Nigeria by tens of thousands (40,000 reported in 1979).

The name Jukun is a cover term for several related Jukunoid languages, such as the much-more-numerous Jukun Wapan.


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