Bura-Pabir

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A language of Nigeria

Alternate Names
Babir, Babur, Barburr, Bourrah, Bura, Burra, Huve, Huviya, Kwojeffa, Mya Bura, Pabir
Population

250,000 (1987 UBS). 200,000 Pabir (1993). 32,000 in Adamawa state (1992).

Location

Borno State, Biu and Askira-Uba LGAs; Adamawa State, Gombi LGA.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Hyil Hawul (Bura Hyilhawul, Plain Bura), Pela (Bura Pela, Hill Bura). Kofa [kso] may be a related language.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 3%. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1937–1987.
Writing
Latin script, used since 2005.
Other Comments

Ngohi is a small subgroup. Traditional religion, Muslim, Christian.