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A language of Nigeria

Population

7,000 (Storch 1999). Ethnic population: Much more than 7,000 (Storch 1999).

Location

Gombe State, Akko LGA. Pindiga dialect: Pindiga, Tumu, Kashere, Futuk, and Kaltanga; Gwana dialect: Gwana, Kasan Dare, Gobirawa, Katagum, Kwaya, Dizi, Digare, Jukon, Konan Kuka, and Andamin villages.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Gwana, Pindiga. Gwana and Pindiga dialects mutually intelligible with difficulty. Similar to Wãpha [juw], Jiba [juo], Wapan [juk], Jukun Takum [jbu], and Jibu [jib], but not intelligible of them.

Language Use

In remote settlements, some children may still learn the language as L1 (2007). Home. Used by few children. Negative attitudes. Also use Hausa [hau], English [eng], Fulfulde [fuv], Tangale [tan], Bole [bol], Pero [pip], or Jiba [juo].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 15% in Hausa or English. Motivation to read is high.
Other Comments

Muslim, traditional religion.