Tarok

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A language of Nigeria

Alternate Names
Appa, Yergam, Yergum
Population

300,000 (1998 R. Blench).

Location

Plateau State, Kanam, Wase, and Langtang LGAs; Taraba State, Wukari LGA.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Igyang, Itarok (Plain Tarok), Itarok Oga Asa, Izini (Hill Tarok), Selyer.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 5%–10%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%. Literacy program in progress. Dictionary. NT: 1988.
Writing
Latin script, used since 1977.