Kami language

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Kami
Native toNigeria
RegionNiger State
Native speakers
(5,000 cited 1992)[1]
Niger–Congo
Language codes
ISO 639-3kmi
Glottologkami1258[2]

Kami is a Nupoid language spoken in Niger State, Nigeria. Kami is spoken only in Ebo town, located to the south of Lapai. There are at most 500 speakers. Kami is closely related to Gupa and Dibo.

There is also a fishing group known as Kede (Kyadya, Kiadia, Kyedye) who speak the same language.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kami at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Kami (Nigeria)". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Blench, Roger. 2013. The Nupoid languages of west-central Nigeria: overview and comparative word list.