Longuda language

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Longuda
Native toNigeria
RegionAdamawa State, Bauchi State
EthnicityLonguda people
Native speakers
(32,000 cited 1973)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3lnu
Glottologlong1389[2]

Longuda is a Niger–Congo language of Nigeria. Joseph Greenberg counted it as a distinct branch, G10, of his Adamawa family. Boyd (1989) assigned it a branch within Waja–Jen. When Blench (2008) broke up Adamawa, Longuda was made a branch of the Bambukic languages.

The current number of speakers is unknown. Ethnologue cites an SIL figure of 32,000 from 1973.[1]

Variants of the name 'Longuda' include Languda, Longura, Nunguda, Nungura, Nunguraba.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Longuda at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Longuda". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.