This dictionary section of this book is a practical guide to standard Limbum. It has over 8.343 main references and approximately 4.500 sub-references. It is the second edition of the lexical database of Limbum. In it, homonyms have been numbered, their part of speeches distinguished and notes have been added to the definitions for clarity.
This edition of the Limbum - English Dictionary contains an English Index, Grammar Analyses, and some information on Limbum Dialects. The aim is to make it possible for Limbum learners to have one document that they can consult in order to gain an understanding of the language.
Francis Wepngong Ndi who is the main compiler was born in Mbot, Nkambe on January 15, 1968. He holds a Masters of Philosophy (MPhil) in Linguistics from Leiden University. He started his Lexicography work on Limbum in 2002 while working as a volunteer at the Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL) Yaoundé, Cameroon. His research interests are Morphology, Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis, and Sociolinguistics.
Limbum (Mbum language) is an Eastern Grassfields Bantu language that is made up of three dialects. According to the International Mission Board 2023, the population of Limbum speakers is approximately to be 226,000. Most of the speakers are natives of the Nkambe Central and Ndu subdivision of the North West Region of Cameroon. Some groups of Limbum speakers can be found in major towns of Cameroon. Other significant groups of Limbum speakers live in Nigeria, Europe and the United States of America.