Mada language

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Native to Nigeria
Region Plateau State, Kaduna State
Native speakers
100,000 (1993)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 mda
Glottolog mada1282[2]

Mada is a regionally important Plateau language of Nigeria, with many dialects. It is a highly tonal language. A translation of the New Testament into the language was finished in 1999[3]


  1. ^ Mada at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Mada (Nigeria)". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
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