Giiwo language

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Bu Giiwo
Native toNigeria
RegionBauchi State
Native speakers
14,000 (1998)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3kks
PersonBa Giiwo
PeopleMa Giiwo
LanguageBu Giiwo

Giiwo (also known as Bu Giiwo, Kirfi, Kirifi, Kirifawa) is an Afro-Asiatic language spoken in Nigeria.[1]


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