Mangas language

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Native toNigeria
RegionBauchi State
Native speakers
(100 cited 1995)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3zns

Mangas (Mantsi) is an endangered Afro-Asiatic language spoken in Mangas town in Bauchi State, Nigeria.[1] Blench reports in 2019 that it is also called Mantsi, with perhaps about 500-700 speakers in two small villages. According to Blench, the structure of Mantsi differs significantly from the other South Bauchi languages.


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