Nupe-Nupe-Tako

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A language of Nigeria

Alternate Names
Nufawa, Nupe, Nupeci, Nupecidji, Nupenchi, Nupencizi
Population

800,000 (1990).

Location

Niger State, Mariga, Gbako, Agaie, and Lapai LGAs; Kwara State, Edu LGA; Kogi State, Kogi LGA; Federal Capital Territory.

Language Status

3 (Wider communication).

Dialects

Nupe Central (Ampeyi, Anupe, Anupecwayi, Anuperi, Nife, Nupecizi, Nupencizi, Takpa, Tapa, Tappah), Nupe Tako (Bassa Nge). Nupe Central is literary norm.

Language Use

Regionally important language. 200,000 L2 speakers (Wiesenfeld 1999).

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 60%. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 1953–1989.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Muslim, traditional religion, Christian.