Polci language

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Polci
Nyamzak
Region Bauchi State
Native speakers
22,000  (1995)[1]
Dialects
Zul (Mbarmi, Barma)
Baram (Mbaram, Barang)
Dir (Diir, Dra, Baram Dutse)
Buli
Langas (Nyamzak, Lundur)
Polci (Posa, Polshi, Palci)
Luri
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
plj – Polci
ldd – Luri
Glottolog nyam1284[2]

Polci (Polchi) is a Chadic dialect cluster of Nigeria. Speakers are shifting to Hausa.

The extinct Luri dialect is not well attested. Work by Bernard Caron with the last speakers shows that it is closely related to Langas dialect.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Polci at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Luri at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Nyamzak". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Blench, 2006. The Afro-Asiatic Languages: Classification and Reference List (ms)