Gbiri-Niragu language

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Gbiri-Niragu
Gure-Kahugu
Native to Nigeria
Region Kaduna State
Native speakers
25,000  (2000)[1]
Dialects
Gbiri (Gure)
Niragu (Kahugu)
Language codes
ISO 639-3 grh
Glottolog gbir1241[2]

Gbiri-Niragu, also known as Gure-Kahugu, is a Kainji language of Nigeria. Speakers are shifting to Hausa.

Numerals[edit]

Gbiri-Niragu has, or had, a duodecimal number system.[3]

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A (10) B (11) 1012 (12)
Kahugu inu bao taro nazo ishiko tashi sunduri nanas kishanoas akernaba kitishui ripiri
Gure -in -ba -tar -nas -shi -tashe -sunderi konas -torore -ikeranaba -lyem -ikpiri

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gbiri-Niragu at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Gbiri-Niragu". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Matsushita, 'Decimal vs. Duodecimal'