Dadiya language

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Dadiya
Lodiya
Native toNorthern Nigeria
Native speakers
70,000 (2014)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3dbd
Glottologdadi1249[2]

Dadiya (Daadiya, Loodiya) is one of the Savanna languages of northeastern Nigeria.

Distribution[edit]

Dadiya settlements were originally located in and around the Muri Mountains.[3]

  • Muri Mountains (northern ridge, in settlements such as LɔɔKwila, LɔɔFiyo, LɔɔBwarɛ, and LɔɔKulakuli)
  • Loo Basin (such as in LɔɔTip and LɔɔFaa)
  • south of the Muri Mountains (settlements in the foothills, such as Tunga and Bollere)

Today, Dadiya is spoken in Bambam, where the Emir of Dadiya lives in one of its wards.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dadiya at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Dadiya". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Kleinewillinghöfer, Ulrich. 2014. The languages of the Tula – Waja Group. Adamawa Languages Project.