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Fyam

A language of Nigeria

ISO 639-3: pym

Population 3,000.
Region Plateau State, Jos, Barkin Ladi, and Mangu LGAs.
Alternate names   Fyem, Pyem, Paiem, Gyem, Fem, Pem, Genawa, Gyema
Dialects Closest to Horom. Chadic influence.
Classification Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Plateau, Southeastern
Language use In some villages, young people use Fyam only in special contexts. Shift to Hausa in progress. Fyam is used at home and in the village in some cases. Hausa is used generally, English in education and government. English is restricted to young people, especially men.
Language development 50% of the young read haltingly in Hausa. Radio programs. Grammar.
Comments Muslim, Christian.