Cakfem-Mushere language

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

Cakfem-Mushere is an Afro-Asiatic language cluster spoken in Bokkos LGA, 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] According to Blench in 2019, the Cakfem people have thirteen villages, with Tim as the main settlement. Hausa is frequently used by the younger generation.


  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.