Marghi Central

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A language of Nigeria

Alternate Names
Marghi, Margi
Population

Ethnic population: 158,000 (2006 J. Leclerc). 135,000 in Marghi Central, Marghi South, and Putai languages (1999). Madube: 4,000, Mulgwe: 6,000 (2014 SIL).

Location

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

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Lassa (Babal), Gulak (Dzerngu), Madube (Gwara), Mulgwe (Malgwa), Wurga.

Typology

SVO.

Language Use

Used as L2 by Kibaku [ckl].

Language Development
Grammar. NT: 1987.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Marghi South [mfm], Marghi Central, and Putai [mfl] form a language subgroup.

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