Marghi South

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A language of Nigeria

Population

Ethnic population: 166,000 (2006 J. Leclerc). 135,000 in Marghi Central, Marghi South, and Putai languages (1999).

Location

Borno state: Askira-Uba LGA; Adamawa state: Mubi and Michika LGAs.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Wamdiu, Hildi. Marghi South, Marghi Central [mrt], and Putai [mfl] form a language subgroup. Hoffman (1963) relates Marghi South to Huba [hbb] rather than to Margi.

Language Development
Bible portions: 2013.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].