Gwandare is a West Chadic language, and the closest relative of Hausa. Its several dialects are spoken in northern Nigeria, predominantly in the north central region of Nigeria by about 30,000 people. They are found in large numbers in a resettlement town of New Karshi, Karu LGA, Nasarawa State. New Karshi has a Gwandara first class emir Muhammadu Bako III (PhD).
The Nimbia dialect has a duodecimal numeral system (they count in base 12), whereas other dialects, such as Karshi below, have decimal systems:
gom sha da
gom sha bi
It is thought that Nimbia, which is isolated from the rest of Gwandare, acquired its duodecimal system from neighboring East Kainji languages. It is duodecimal even to powers of base twelve: