Zeem

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A language of Nigeria

Alternate Names
Chaari
Population

400 (Blench 2003).

Location

Bauchi State, Toro LGA.

Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Danshe, Dyarum (Kaiwari, Kaiyorawa), Lushi (Dokshi, Lukshi), Tulai. Zeem dialect cluster within Barawa language cluster (Crozier and Blench 1992). Tulai and Danshe dialects have no remaining speakers.

Language Use

Shifting to Hausa [hau]. Also use Fulfulde [fuv], Izere [izr], or Tunzu [dza].