Tsikimba

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A language of Nigeria

Alternate Names
Agaushi, Akimba, Auna, Kambari, Kamberchi, Kamberri, Kimba
Population

100,000 (2004 SIL).

Location

Niger state: Magama, Mashegu, and Mariga LGAs, Auna and Wara areas, east of Kainji lake on Niger river; Kebbi state: Ngaski LGA, south end of Kainji lake.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Agaunshe, Ashen.

Language Use

All ages. Also use Hausa [hau] or other Kambari languages. Also use English [eng].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 5%. Literacy rate in L2: 20% Hausa. NT: 2011.
Writing

Latin script [Latn], used since 1998.

Other Comments

Muslim, traditional religion.