Dza

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A language of Nigeria

Alternate Names
Janjo, Jen, Jenjo
Population

20,100 (2000).

Location

Adamawa State, Numan and Lamurde LGAs; Gombe State, Bambam Kaltungo LGA; Taraba State, Lau, Gassol, Ardo-Kola, Ibi, and Karim Lamido LGAs; Jen town, east of Karim-Lamido town, south of Bambuka town, by Benue river.

Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Jaule (Joole), Kaigama, Laredo (Ardido).

Language Use

Some young people, older adults. Used as L2 by Shoo-Minda-Nye [bcv].

Writing

Latin script [Latn], in development.

Other Comments

Muslim, Christian, traditional religion.