Numana-Nunku-Gbantu-Numbu

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A language of Nigeria

Alternate Names
Sanga
Population

40,000 (2008 K. Hannelova et al.).

Location

Kaduna state: Jemaa and Sanga LGAs; Nassarawa state: Akwanga LGA.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Aninka (Gwantu, Kurmi, Ninka, Sanga), Gbantu (Gwanto, Gwantu), Numana (Arak, Inmwen, Nimana), Numbu, Nunku. Intelligibility: Numbu and Aninka 86%–89% of Numana; Numana 72% of Aninka; Numana and Numbu 22%–24% of Ningye [nns]; Aninka 78% of Ningye.

Language Use

Numbu children speak Hausa [hau] unless speaking with parents. Home. All ages. Almost all also use Hausa [hau]. Also use English [eng]. Used as L2 by Ningye [nns].

Other Comments

Christian, Muslim.