Vere language

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Vere
Mom Jango
Regionnorthern Nigeria and Cameroon
Native speakers
110,000 (2000)[1]
Dialects
  • Mom Jango
  • Momi
Language codes
ISO 639-3ver
Glottologmomj1237  Mom Jango[2]
nort3260  Northern Alantika[3]
vere1252  Vere Kaadam (Momi)[4]

The Vere language (Verre, Were), also known as Kobo or Mom Jango, is a member of the Duru branch of Savanna languages. It is spoken across the northern NigerianCameroonian border.

Dialects are Mom Jango and Momi (also known as Ziri). These are divergent enough they probably constitute distinct languages. Kleinewillinghöfer (2012) distinguishes three Vere languages: Mom Jango, Northern Alantika Vere, and Vere Kaadam (Momi).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vere at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Mom Jango". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Northern Alantika Vere". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  4. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Vere Kaadam". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.