Kanuri, Tumari

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A language of Niger

Alternate Names
Kanambu, Kanembu
Population

40,000 (1998). 50% monolingual.

Location

Tumari in N’guigmi; dialects in neighboring villages.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Kubari (Kuwuri), Sugurti (Suwurti), Tumari. Different from Kanembu [kbl] in Chad, although referred to as Kanembu in Niger. Gradual differentiation between Kanembu in Chad and Kanuri dialects. Most similar to Movar dialect of Central Kanuri [knc].

Language Use

Some also use Dazaga [dzg] or Hausa [hau].

Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Muslim, traditional religion.