Jibu

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A language of Nigeria

Alternate Names
Jibanci, Jibawa
Population

30,000 (1997 SIL).

Location

Taraba State, Gashaka and Bali LGA.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Galamjina, Garbabi, Gayam.

Language Use

Also use Hausa [hau], Nigerian Fulfulde [fuv].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 1%–3%. Literacy rate in L2: 5%–7%. Few finish secondary school. NT: 1996.
Writing

Latin script [Latn], used since 1975.

Other Comments

Traditional religion.