Baissa Fali language

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Fali of Baissa
Native to Nigeria
Region Taraba State
Native speakers
"few left" (1992)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 fah
Glottolog bais1242[2]

Fali is an unclassified Benue-Congo language of Nigeria, spoken in the town of Baissa in Taraba State. The language is unwritten, and there are few to no speakers remaining.

Genetic affiliation[edit]

Baissa Fali belongs to the Benue–Congo sub-family of the Niger–Congo languages. Its position within this family remains a matter of discussion.[3]


  1. ^ Fali at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Baissa Fali". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Williamson, Kay (1989) 'Benue–Congo Overview', pp. 248–274 in Bendor-Samuel, John & Rhonda L. Hartell (eds.) The Niger–Congo Languages – A classification and description of Africa's largest language family. Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America.

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