Mumuye

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A language of Nigeria

Alternate Names
Yoro
Population

400,000 (1993 SIL).

Location

Taraba State, Jalingo, Zing, Karim Lamido, Yorro, and Bali LGAs; Adamawa State, Ganye, Fufore, Yola, Numan, and Mayo Belwa LGAs.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Dong, Gnoore, Gola (Bajama), Gongla, Jalingo, Jeng, Kasaa, Kugong, Kwaji, Lankaviri, Mang, Meeka, Nyaaja, Saawa, Sagbee, Shaari, Yaa, Yakoko, Yoro, Zinna (Zing).

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%. Grammar. NT: 1995.
Writing
Latin script, used since 1991.
Other Comments

Traditional religion, Muslim, Christian.