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Miya (Miyawa) is an Afro-Asiatic language spoken in Bauchi State, Nigeria. It is also referred to as "vә́na mίy" translating to "mouth of miy". There are approximately 5,000 speakers of Miya. It is related to languages such as Hausa, which the Miya people sometimes borrow from.
Miya's verb morphology is suprasegmental, where the masculine first person is marked with a high tone.
Miya's noun class is divided between feminine and masculine, as well as a divider on morphology between animate and inanimate nouns. Noun classes where all nouns are under the class of feminine of masculine is called grammatical gender.
- Miya at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Miya". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
- 1941-2016., Schuh, Russell G. (1998). A grammar of Miya. Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press. ISBN 0520098218. OCLC 38595440.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
- Russell G. Schuh. 1998. A Grammar of Miya. University of California Publications in Linguistics 130. Berkeley: University of California Press.
- Miya language materials from UCLA
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