Jarawa language (Nigeria)

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Jarawa
Regioneastern Nigeria, near Bauchi
Native speakers
250,000 (dialects with ISO codes) (2006–2011)[1]
Dialects
  • Zhár (Bankal)
  • Zugur (Duguri)
  • Gwak (Gingwak)
  • Ndaŋshi
  • Dòòrì
  • Mbat (Bada)
  • Mùùn
  • Kantana
  • Dàmùl
Language codes
ISO 639-3Variously:
jjr – Zhár (Bankal)
dbm – Zugur (Duguri)
bau – Mbat (Bada)
jgk – Gwak (Gingwak)
Glottologjara1263[2]

Jarawa (also known as Jar, Jara, or in Hausa: Jaranchi) is the most populous of the Southern Bantoid Jarawan languages of eastern Nigeria.

Its dialects are:

  • Zhár (Bankal)
  • Zugur (Duguri)
  • Gwak (Gingwak)
  • Ndaŋshi
  • Dòòrì
  • Mbat (Bada)
  • Mùùn
  • Kantana
  • Dàmùl.

Kantana may be a distinct language.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zhár (Bankal) at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Zugur (Duguri) at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Mbat (Bada) at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Gwak (Gingwak) at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Jarawa (Nigeria)". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.