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Bete

A language of Nigeria

ISO 639-3byf

Population  50 (1992). Ethnic population: 3,000.
Region  Taraba state, Takum LGA, Bete town, foot of Bete mountain, south of Wukari.
Language map  Nigeria, Map 7, reference number 358
Dialects  Reportedly similar to Lufu [ldq].
Classification  Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Jukunoid
Language use  Shifted to Jukun [jbu].
Comments  6 subgroups: Aphan (Afan), Ruke, Osu, Agu, Botsu, Humiyan. Formerly had land disputes with the Tiv. Christian, traditional religion. Nearly extinct.
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