Yekhee

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A language of Nigeria

Alternate Names
Afenmai, Etsako, Etsakor, Iyekhee, “Kukuruku” (pej.)
Population

274,000 (1995 UBS).

Location

Edo state: Etsako West, Etsako Central, and Etsako East LGAs; Kogi state: Ajaokuta LGA.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Auchi, Avianwu (Fugar), Aviele, Ekperi, Ivhiadaobi, South Ibie (South Ivbie), Uwepa-Uwano (Weppa Wano), Uzairue.

Language Development
NT: 1997.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Not all speakers recognize Yekhee as language name; some prefer Etsako. However, Etsako is not the only language spoken in Etsako LGA.