Eggon

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A language of Nigeria

Alternate Names
Egon, Hill Mada, Mada Dutse, Mada Eggon, Mo Egon
Population

140,000 (1990).

Location

Nassarawa State, Nasarawa Egon, Akwanga, Wamba, Lafia, Awe, Doma, Obi, Keana, Keffi, Kokona, and Karu LGAs; in some parts of Nassarawa and Toto LGAs.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

25 dialects locally recognized, but their status is unclear.

Language Use

Also use Hausa [hau].

Language Development
Dictionary. NT: 1974.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.