Elege

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A language of Nigeria

Alternate Names
Alege, Alegi, Ugbe, Uge
Population

16,300 (2013 SIL).

Location

Cross River state: Obudu LGA.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Related to Gayi [bzy] (Bisu of Obanliku subgroup) of Nigeria and Cameroon. Lexical smilarity: 60%–65% with Bukpe [ukp], 53%–58% with Ubang [uba], 30%–33% with Bete-Bendi [btt].

Language Use

Used by all. Many also use Bete-Bendi [btt], Bukpe [ukp]. Some also use Ubang [uba]. Used as L2 by Bukpe [ukp], Ubang [uba].

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