Gbagyi

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A language of Nigeria

Alternate Names
East Gwari, Gbagye, Gwari, Gwari Matai, Ibagyi
Population

700,000 (1991 SIL).

Location

Kaduna state: Kagarko, northwest Kachia, Kanuru, Igabi, Soba, Giwa, Birnin-Gwari, and Chikun LGAs, Kaduna City; Niger state: Rafi, Chanchaga, Shiroro, Suleija LGAs; Nassarawa state: Keffi, Nasarawa LGAs; Abuja Capital Territory, Bwari, Kwali, Kuje, Abuja Municipal Area Council LGAs; Kogi state: Kogi LGA.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Diko, Kaduna, Karu, Kuta, Louome, Ngenge (Genge, Gyange, Gyengyen), Tawari, Vwezhi.

Language Development
Grammar. NT: 1956.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.