Lufu language

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Native to Nigeria
Region Taraba State
Native speakers
3,200  (2006)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 ldq
Glottolog lufu1237[2]

The Lufu language of Nigeria is a language still spoken mostly by older adults among the Lufu people of the Takum Local Government Authority, Taraba State; its speakers have mostly shifted to Jukun. It is close to Bete.


  • Crozier, David H. and Roger M. Blench, editors. 1992. An index of Nigerian languages. Abuja, Nigeria and Dallas: Nigerian Language Development Centre, Department of Linguistics and Nigerian Languages, University of Ilorin, and Summer Institute of Linguistics.


  1. ^ Lufu at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Lufu". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.