Mada language

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Native toNigeria
RegionPlateau State, Kaduna State
Native speakers
(100,000, not counting Nunku cited 1993)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3mda

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] Nunku is apparently a dialect of Mada rather than of Gbantu.


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