Bo-Rukul

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A language of Nigeria

Alternate Names
“Kaleri” (pej.), Mabo-Barkul, Mabo-Barukul
Population

2,000 (Blench, Spriggs, and Connell 1999). 1,000 in each dialect.

Location

Plateau State, Bokkos LGA, Barkul, Mabo, Richa, and Mwa villages.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Bo, Rukul.

Language Use

Vigorous. Also use English [eng], Hausa [hau], Kulere [kul].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 50% of youth read Hausa haltingly.
Other Comments

‘ma-’ (sg.), ‘ba-’ (pl.); prefixes referring to speakers. Culturally Kulere, but the language is different. Christian.