Bokyi language

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Bokyi
Boki
Native toSoutheastern Nigeria, southwestern Cameroon
EthnicityBokyi people
Native speakers
(140,000 cited 1989)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3bky
Glottologboky1238[2]

Bokyi (Boki, Nfua, Nki, Okii, Osikom, Osukam, Uki, Vaaneroki) is a regionally important Bendi language spoken by the Bokyi people of northern Cross River State, Nigeria. It is ranked amongst the first fifteen languages of the about 520 living languages in Nigeria, with a few thousand speakers in Cameroon.

Major dialects include Abu (Abo, Baswo), Irruan, Osokom (Okundi) and Wula.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bokyi at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Bokyi". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Blench, Roger (2010). "The Bendi languages: more lost Bantu languages?" (PDF). p. 2.