Hasha language

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Hasha
Yashi
hàʃà
Native toNigeria
RegionNassarawa State
Native speakers
3,000 (1999)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3ybj
Glottologhash1238[2]
haʃa[3]
Personháʃà
Peopleháʃa
Languagehàʃà

Hasha, also known as Yashi, is a Plateau language of Nasarawa State Nigeria. It has an idiosyncratic system of reduplicating the first syllable of noun stems, apparently under the influence of the Chadic language Sha.

Hasha is spoken by about 3,000 people in Kwààn (Yàshì Sarki; Bwora), which is the main settlement, and also in the two nearby villages of Hàshàsu (Yàshì Pá) and Hùsù (Yàshì Madaki; Kusu).[3][4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Hasha at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Hasha". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ a b Blench, Roger. 2012. The Hasha (Yashi) language of Central Nigeria and its affinities.
  4. ^ Blench, Roger. M. 1999. Field trip to record the status of some little-known Nigerian languages. Ogmios, 11:11:14.
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