Pe language

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Pe
Pai
Native toNigeria
RegionPlateau State
Native speakers
4,000 (2003)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3pai
Glottologpeee1238[2]

Pe, also spelled Pai, is a minor Plateau language of Nigeria. It has been classified in various branches of Plateau, but is now seen to be Tarokoid (Blench 2008).

Pe villages are located southeast of Pankshin town. They are: Dok (Dokpai) (main village), Tipap Kwi, Tipap Re, Bwer, Kup (=Tiniŋ), Ban, Kwasam, and Kamcik. Other villages that Blench considers to be unconfirmed are Yong, Jak, Bil, Bwai, Wopti, Kanchi, and Yuwan.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pe at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Pe". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Blench, Roger. 2004. Tarok and related languages of east-central Nigeria.