Duya

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A language of Nigeria

Alternate Names
Adong, Idun, Jaba Duya, Jaba Lunga, Lungu, Ungu
Population

78,000 (2012 W. Bai).

Location

Kaduna State, Jema’a, Kagarko, and Jaba LGAs; Nassarawa State, Karu LGA.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Lexically similarity: with Ashe [ahs], Koro Wachi [bqv], and Nyankpa [yes]. These four languages are often referred to as the Koro Cluster.

Language Use

Positive attitudes though the younger generation is shifting to Hausa [hau]. Home, market, some schools. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Nyankpa [yes].

Language Development
A vigorous literacy program is being planned. Poetry. New media. Bible portions: 2011.
Writing

Latin script [Latn], used since 2006.

Other Comments

Different from Ajiya [idc]. Christian, traditional religion.