Cishingini

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A language of Nigeria

Alternate Names
Agwara Kambari, Aschingini, Ashaganna, Ashingini, Chisingini, Kambari, Kamberchi, Kamberri, “Maunchi” (pej.), “Mawanchi” (pej.), Yauri
Population

100,000 (2004 SIL).

Location

Niger state: Borgu and Agwara LGAs, west of Niger river and north of Kainji Lake National Park; Kebbi state: east of Niger river from Yelwa area south to Ngaski and Nasko.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Rofia. Kambari subgroup member, which includes Tsishingini [tsw] and Tsikimba [kdl].

Language Use

All ages. Also use Hausa [hau] or other Kambari languages. Also use English [eng]. Used as L2 by Busa [bqp].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 5%. NT: 2012.
Writing

Latin script [Latn], used since 1998.

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian, Muslim.