Kyanga

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A language of Nigeria

Alternate Names
Canga, Changa, Kã, Kenga, Kyangawa, Kyenga, Tienga, Tyanga, Tyenga
Population

7,000 in Nigeria (2010 R. Jones), decreasing. Population total all countries: 8,000. Ethnic population: 200,000.

Location

Kebbi State, Geshuru, Kaele, Saufu, and Tuni villages west of Illo; Boko villages of Maze, Samia, Baikinrua, Pisa. Also in Benin.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Lexical similarity: 70% with Shanga [sho], 38%–40% with the Busa group.

Language Use

Little Kyanga use; shifting to Hausa [hau], Dendi [ddn], Busa [bqp], Boko [bqc], or Zarma [dje] depending on location.

Other Comments

Muslim.

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