Fyam

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A language of Nigeria

Alternate Names
Fem, Fyem, Genawa, Gyem, Gyema, Paiem, Pem, Pyem
Population

3000

Location

Plateau State, Jos, Barkin Ladi, and Mangu LGAs.

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Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Dialects

None known. Reportedly most similar to Horom [hoe]. Chadic influence.

Language Use

In some villages, used by youth only in special contexts. Shifting to Hausa [hau]. Home, village. Also use English [eng], Hausa [hau].

Language Development
50% of youth read haltingly in Hausa. Radio programs. Grammar.
Other Comments

Muslim, Christian.