Lopa

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A language of Nigeria

Alternate Names
Djiri, Kirikjir, Lopawa, Lupa, Ollaran
Population

5,000 (1996 R. Blench).

Location

Kebbi State, Ngaski LGA, Lopa, Gafara, and Raishe; Niger State, Magama LGA, Cifamini, Gungun Tagwaye, and Kwanga; Kainji Reservoir eastern shore, from inlet to dam. Ollop dialect: Lopa to Wara; Urcibar: Wara to New Busa.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Ollop, Urcibar. Marginal intelligibility between dialects; use Hausa [hau] instead.

Other Comments

Those in Borgu LGA assimilating to Bisã language and culture.