Eloyi language

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Native to Nigeria
Region Plateau State, Benue State
Native speakers
25,000 (2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 afo
Glottolog eloy1241[2]

Eloyi, or Afu (Afo), is a poorly attested Plateau language of uncertain classification. It is spoken by the Eloyi people of Nasarawa State and Benue State in Nigeria. Ethnologue classifies it as Idomoid based on a proposal by Armstrong (1955, 1983), but that identification was based on a single word list and Armstrong later expressed doubts. All other preliminary accounts classify it as Plateau, and Blench (2008) leaves it as a separate branch of Plateau.


  1. ^ Eloyi at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Eloyi". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.