Shoo-Minda-Nye

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A language of Nigeria

Population

10,000 (1973 SIL).

Location

Taraba State, Karim Lamido LGA, Benue river banks.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Minda (Jinleri), Nye (Kunini), Shoo (Banda, Bandawa). All 3 dialects are of equal status.

Language Use

Also use Dza [jen], Hausa [hau], Nigerian Fulfulde [fuv].

Other Comments

Called ‘Bakula’ together with Como Karim [cfg], Munga [ldk], Jiru [jrr], and Jessi. Ethnic groups: Banda, Kunini, Lau Habe. Christian, traditional religion.