Guduf-Gava

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A language of Nigeria

Alternate Names
Afkabiye, Gudupe
Population

55,900 (2000).

Location

Borno state: Gwoza LGA, mainly Gava, Cikide, and Guduf.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Cikide (Chikide), Gava (Yaghwatadaxa, Yawotataxa), Guduf. Reportedly similar to Glavda [glw]. Hdi [xed] 35% intelligibility of Guduf-Gava. Wolff (1971) separates Guduf-Gava from Gvoko [ngs] and Glavda [glw]. Lexical similarity: 56% with Hdi [xed], 50% with Lamang [hia] and Mabas [vem].

Language Development
Bible portions: 1966.
Writing

Latin script [Latn], no longer in use.