Bena

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A language of Nigeria

Alternate Names
Binna, Buna, Ebina, Ebuna, Gbinna, “Lala” (pej.), Purra, Yangeru, Yongor, Yungur
Population

95,000 (1992).

Location

Adamawa State, Guyuk, Gombi, and Song LGAs, Song to Yola road settlements.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Language Use

Also use Dera [kna], Hausa [hau], Nigerian Fulfulde [fuv]. Used as L2 by Mboi [moi].

Other Comments

“Lala” is offensive. Purra is a cover term for the northern clans. 17 clans. Traditional religion, Christian.