Kiong

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A language of Nigeria

Alternate Names
Akayon, Äkäyön~, Akoiyang, Iyoniyong, Okonyong, Okoyong
Population

100 (2004). Ethnic population: 570.

Location

Cross River State, Odukpani and Akampka LGAs, Akpap village, northwest of Calabar, east of Cross river; Akankpa area northeast of Akpap (40 km north of Calabar).

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Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Dialects

Very closely related to Korop [krp].

Language Use

Spoken only by people of sixty years or older. Shifting to Efik [efi] (Dimmendaal and Voeltz 2007).