Jimi language (Nigeria)

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Native to Nigeria
Region Bauchi State
Native speakers
1,000 (1995)[1]
  • Zumo
Language codes
ISO 639-3 jmi
Glottolog jimi1255[2]

Jimi (also known as Bi-Gimu) is an Afro-Asiatic language spoken in Jimi village in Bauchi State, Nigeria. Blench (2006) considers the Zumo (Jum) variety to be a separate language.[3]


  1. ^ Jimi at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Jimi (Nigeria)". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Blench, 2006. The Afro-Asiatic Languages: Classification and Reference List (ms)