|Kainji Lake, Nigeria|
The sixty or so Kainji languages are spoken by about 900,000 people in Nigeria. Four of the largest are Tsuvadi (150,000), Cishingini and Tsishingini (100,000 each)—all from the Kambari branch; and Clela (= C'lela, Lela) (100,000), of the Duka branch.
The most divergent of the Kainji languages are Resh, Laru, and Lopa. Subclassification of the other branches is not yet clear. A division between East and West Kainji is no longer maintained.
- Lakes: Laru, Lopa
- Kainji proper
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Kainji". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
- The Kainji languages (Roger Blench)