|Native to||Nigeria, Cameroon|
|Region||Adamawa State, North Province|
|(150,000 cited 1992)|
Ethnic territories of the Bata-speaking people (Batta) in Nigeria, in blue
Bata (Gbwata) is an Afro-Asiatic language spoken in Nigeria in Adamawa State in the Numan, Song, Fufore and Mubi LGAs, and in Cameroon in North Province along the border with Nigeria. Dialects are Demsa, Garoua, Jirai, Kobotachi, Malabu, Ndeewe, Ribaw, Wadi, and Zumu (Jimo). It is often considered the same language as Bacama.
- Hammarström (2015) Ethnologue 16/17/18th editions: a comprehensive review: online appendices
- Bata at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
Kofa (not a distinct language) at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Bata". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
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