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A language of Nigeria

Alternate Names
“Chala” (pej.), “Challa” (pej.)
Population

115,000 (1995). 20,000 Shagawu.

Location

Plateau State, Bokkos, Barakin-Ladi, and Mangu LGAs.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Bokkos (Alis I Run), Daffo-Butura (Lis Ma Run), Monguna (Maleni, Nafunfia, Shagau, Shagawu).

Language Development
Radio programs. Grammar. Bible portions: 2009–2012.
Writing
Latin script, used since 1999.