Cakfem-Mushere language

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Native toNigeria
RegionPlateau State
Native speakers
(5,000 cited 1990)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3cky

Cakfem-Mushere is an Afro-Asiatic language cluster spoken in Plateau State, Nigeria. Dialects are Kadim-Kaban and Jajura.[1] Mutual intelligibility with Mwaghavul is high.[3]

Mushere is very close to Mwaghavul.[3]

Cakfem has two varieties, namely Outer Cakfem and Inner Cakfem. Outer Cakfem is very similar to Mwaghavul, but Inner Cakfem is more divergent, as Mwaghavul speakers have trouble understanding Inner Cakfem.[3]


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