Lamang

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A language of Nigeria

Alternate Names
Gbuhwe, Laamang, Waha
Population

40,000 (1993).

Location

Borno State, Gwoza LGA; Adamawa State, Michika LGA.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Central Laamang, North Laamang, South Laamang. 37% intelligibility of Vemgo-Mabas [vem], 31% of Hide [xed]. North Lamang subdialects: Zaladeva (Alataghwa), Dzuba, Leghva (Luhuva), Gwoza-Wakane; Central Lamang: Hedkala (Hidkala, Xidkala, Hitkala, Hitkalanchi), Waga (Waha, Woga, Wagga), Dlige; South Lamang: Ghudavan. Lexical similarity: 64% with Hide and Vemgo-Mabas, 50% with Gvoko [ngs].

Language Use

Also use English [eng].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%. Grammar. Bible portions: 1992.
Writing

Latin script [Latn], used since 1999.