Mambila, Nigeria

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A language of Nigeria

Alternate Names
Bang, Lagubi, Mabila, Mambere, Mambilla, Nor, Nor Tagbo, Tongbo
Population

99,000 (1993).

Location

Taraba state: Sardauna LGA, Mambila plateau.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Barup. Nearly every village has a separate dialect, forming a chain. Dialect centers are Bang, Dorofi, Gembu, Hainari, Kabri, Mayo Ndaga, Mbamnga, Tamien, Tepo, Warwar. Reportedly similar to Mambila [mcu] of Cameroon.

Language Use

Also use English [eng], Nigerian Fulfulde [fuv].

Language Development
NT: 1977.
Writing

Latin script [Latn], used since 1969.

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian, Muslim.