Koma

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A language of Nigeria

Alternate Names
Kuma
Population

32,000 in Nigeria (1989). Population total all countries: 35,000.

Location

Adamawa State, Ganye and Fufore LGAs, Koma Vomni and Alantika mountains.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Gomme (Damti, Koma Kampana, Panbe), Gomnome (Gimbe, Koma Kadam, Laame, Mbeya, Youtubo), Ndera (Doobe, Doome, Vomni). 3 subdialects: Koma Vomni, Koma Beiya, and Koma Damti. Ndera and Gomnome barely understand each other, but both understand Gomme. Related to Mom Jango [ver].

Language Use

Also use Hausa [hau].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: Low.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Different from Koma (Komo) [xom] of Ethiopia and Sudan. 7 primary schools. Traditional religion, Christian, Muslim.

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