Gera language

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Gera
Fyandigere
Native toNigeria
RegionBauchi State
Native speakers
(200,000 cited 1995)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3gew
Glottologgera1246[2]
Fyandigeri[3]
Personlaa Fyandigeri
PeopleFyandigeri
LanguageFyandigere

Gera (also known as Gerawa or Fyandigeri) is an Afro-Asiatic language spoken in Nigeria. Speakers are shifting to Hausa.[1] Speakers refer to themselves as Fyandigeri (singular: laa Fyandigeri, plural Fyandigeri).[3]

There are at least 30 villages. Many Gera villages no longer speak the language. A 2018 survey suggested there are only 4 villages where the language is being passed on to children.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gera at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Gera". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ a b c Blench, Roger (2019). An Atlas of Nigerian Languages (4th ed.). Cambridge: Kay Williamson Educational Foundation.