Introduction

 

More than 35,000 people speak Mmen, a language of northwestern Cameroon, as their mother tongue. Some refer to this language by other terms: Bafmen, Bafmeng, Bafoumeng, Bafumen, or Mme. This people group resides northwest of the town of Fundong, in the Wum subdivision of the Menchum division.

In the Ethnologue, the language code is bfm, and is classified under Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Wide Grassfields, Narrow Grassfields, Ring, Center. The dialects listed for this language are: Fungom (Northern Fungom, We), Cha’, and Nyos. People of all ages use this language and some literature has been written in Mmen.

This dictionary contains a substantial collection of words that have been defined in English and may also be defined in French.