Ngas language

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Angas language)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Native to Nigeria
Region Plateau State
Native speakers
400,000 (1998)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 anc
Glottolog ngas1240[2]
Afro asiatic peoples nigeria.png
Ethnic territories (tan) of the Ngas-speaking people (Angas) in Nigeria

Ngas, or Angas, is an Afro-Asiatic language spoken in Plateau State, Nigeria. Dialects are Hill Angas and Plain Angas.[1] Retired General Yakubu Gowon is a prominent Nigerian who is of Ngas extraction.

Bəlnəŋ, an A3 West Chadic language closely related to Angas, was discovered by Roger Blench in 2016. It is spoken by about 500 people in the single village of Langung, which is surrounded by Tal villages in the east and Miship villages in the west (Blench 2017).[3]


  1. ^ a b Ngas at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Ngas". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Blench, Roger. 2017. Current research on the A3 West Chadic languages.

Further reading[edit]

  • Donald A. Burquest. 1971. A Preliminary Study of Angas Phonology. Zaria: Institute of Linguistics.
  • Donald A. Burquest. 1973. "A Grammar of Angas," University of California at Los Angeles PhD dissertation.