Ahwai language

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Ahwai
RegionNigeria
EthnicityAhwai people
Native speakers
15,000 (2006)[1]
Dialects
  • Ndun
  • Nyeng
  • Shakara
Language codes
ISO 639-3nfd
Glottologahwa1235[2]
Nandu
Personaner andùn
Peoplebener andùn
Languageindùn
Ningon
Personanyeŋ
Peoplebanyeŋ
Languagehanyeŋ
Tari
Personkùʃákárá
Peopleúʃàkárá
Languageìʃákárá

Ahwai is one of the Plateau languages of Nigeria. There are three mutually intelligible dialects, Ndun (Nandu), Nyeng (Ningon) and Shakara (Tari).

Blench (2008) classified them as distinct Ndunic languages. However, that same year Ethnologue merged them as a single language.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ahwai at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Ahwai". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.