Jarawa language (Nigeria)

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Jarawa
Region eastern Nigeria, near Bauchi
Native speakers
250,000 (dialects with ISO codes) (2006–2011)[1]
Dialects
  • Zhár (Bankal)
  • Zugur (Duguri)
  • Gwak (Gingwak)
  • Ndaŋshi
  • Dòòrì
  • Mbat (Bada)
  • Mùùn
  • Kantana
  • Dàmùl
Language codes
ISO 639-3 jarinclusive code
Individual codes:
jjr – Zhár (Bankal)
dbm – Zugur (Duguri)
bau – Mbat (Bada)
jgk – Gwak (Gingwak)
Glottolog jara1263[2]

Jarawa (also known as Jar, Jara, or in Hausa: Jaranchi) is the most populous of the Southern Bantoid Jarawan languages of eastern Nigeria.

Its dialects are:

  • Zhár (Bankal)
  • Zugur (Duguri)
  • Gwak (Gingwak)
  • Ndaŋshi
  • Dòòrì
  • Mbat (Bada)
  • Mùùn
  • Kantana
  • Dàmùl.

Kantana may be a distinct language.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jarawa at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Zhár (Bankal) at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Zugur (Duguri) at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Mbat (Bada) at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Gwak (Gingwak) at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Jarawa (Nigeria)". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.