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

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

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

Language Use

Some young people, older adults. Also use English [eng]. Used as L2 by Dera [kna].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 3%. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1937–1987.
Writing

Latin script [Latn], used since 2005.

Other Comments

Ngohi is a small subgroup. Traditional religion, Muslim.