|Region||Abuja, Kaduna State, Niger State, and Nasarawa State.|
|(700,000 Gbagyi cited 1991)|
350,000 Gbari (2002)
Gwari is a Nupoid language spoken by over a million people in Nigeria. There are two principal varieties, Gbari (West Gwari) and Gbagyi (East Gwari), which have some difficulty in communication; sociolinguistically they are distinct languages.
Gbagye is also known as Gwari-Matai or Gwarin Ngenge, which are recently adopted cover terms.
There are two separate Gbagye groups living in:
Gbari (also known as Gwari) is a cover term for all the Gbari-speaking peoples, and includes many varieties.
Gbari-Yama is a cover term used for all southern Gbari dialects. There are two closely related dialects, which are:
Gbedegi is an extinct language (possibly a Nupe dialect) spoken near Mokwa (Nadel 1941).
- Gbagyi at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
Gbari at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Gbagyi–Gbari". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
- Blench, Roger. 2013. The Nupoid languages of west-central Nigeria: overview and comparative word list.
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