Samba Daka

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A language of Nigeria

Alternate Names
Chamba Daka, Daka, Dakka, Dekka, Deng, Jama, Nakanyare, Sama, Samba, Tchamba, Tikk, Tsamba
Population

107,000 (2000).

Location

Taraba State, Gashaka, Jalingo, Bali, and Zing LGAs; Adamawa State, Ganye and Mayo Belwa LGAs.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Dirim, Samba Daka, Samba Jangani, Samba Nnakenyare, Samba of Mapeo, Taram. It may form a language subgroup with Lamja-Dengsa-Tola [ldh]. Similar to Dirim [dir].

Language Use

Also use Fulfulde [fuv] or Hausa [hau].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 3%. Bible portions: 1933.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Different from Samba Leko [ndi] or Akaselem [aks] of Togo. Traditional religion, Muslim, Christian.