Ayu language

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Native to Nigeria
Region Kaduna State
Native speakers
800 (2003)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 ayu
Glottolog ayuu1242[2]

Ayu is a minor and endangered Plateau language of Nigeria. Its subsequent classification is uncertain, but it may be one of the Ninzic languages (Blench 2008). It is not being passed on to many children.


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