Ngas language

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Native to Nigeria
Region Plateau State
Native speakers
400,000  (1998)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 anc
Glottolog ngas1240[2]
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.


  1. ^ a b Ngas at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Ngas". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 

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.