Yankam language

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Yankam
Bashar
Yàŋkàm
Native toNigeria
RegionPlateau State
Native speakers
100 (1996)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3bsx
Glottologyang1290[2]
Yàŋkàm[3]
PersonYàŋkàm
PeopleaYaŋkam
LanguageYàŋkàm

Yankam (Yangkam), or Bashar (Basherawa), is a moribund Plateau language of Nigeria. It is located to the west of Bashar town in Plateau State.

Yangkam-speaking villages are Tukur, Bayar, Pyaksam, and Kiram.[4] All speakers are elderly, with a total of approximately 400 fluent speakers remaining.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yankam at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Yangkam". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ a b Blench, Roger (2019). An Atlas of Nigerian Languages (4th ed.). Cambridge: Kay Williamson Educational Foundation.
  4. ^ Blench, Roger. 2004. Tarok and related languages of east-central Nigeria.