Gupa-Abawa language

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Native toNigeria
RegionNiger State
Native speakers
(15,000+ cited 1989)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3gpa

Gupa-Abawa is a Nupoid language spoken in Niger State, Nigeria. It is named after its two ethnicities, Gupa and Abawa.

Gupa is spoken in the villages of Gupa, Atsu, and Kirikpo, located to the south of Lapai. Lexically, it is most closely related to Kami and Dibo.[3]


  1. ^ Gupa-Abawa at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Gupa-Abawa". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Blench, Roger. 2013. The Nupoid languages of west-central Nigeria: overview and comparative word list.