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The Bung language is a nearly extinct language of Cameroon spoken by 3 people (in 1995) at the village of Boung on the Adamawa Plateau. A wordlist collected for it shows its strongest resemblance to be with the Ndung dialect of Kwanja , although that may simply be because this has become the village's dominant language. It also has words in common with Tep , Somyev , and Vute , while a number of words' origins remain unclear (possibly Adamawan.) For lack of data, it is not definitively classified.
See also: Jalaa.
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