Gbiri-Niragu

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A language of Nigeria

Alternate Names
Gure-Kahugu, Tugbiri
Population

25,000 (2000), increasing.

Location

Kaduna State, Lere LGA, Gure and Kahugu villages.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Gbiri (Agari, Agbiri, Gura, Gure, Igbiri, Tugbiri), Niragu (Anirago, Kafugu, Kagu, Kahugu, Kapugu). Some Gbiri and Niragu people speak their own languages with each other.

Language Use

Youth increasingly use Hausa [hau]. Home, neighborhood. All ages. Positive attitudes. Nearly all also use Hausa [hau]. Also use English [eng].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 80% in Hausa [hau]; 50% in English [eng].
Other Comments

Gure and Kahugu towns have separate identities but a common market in Gure. Christian.