Cishingini

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A language of Nigeria

Alternate Names
Agwara Kambari, Aschingini, Ashaganna, Ashingini, Chisingini, Kambari, Kamberchi, Kamberri, “Maunchi” (pej.), “Mawanchi” (pej.), Yauri
Population

100,000 (2004 SIL).

Location

Niger State, Borgu and Agwara LGAs, west of Niger river and north of Kainji Lake National Park; Kebbi State, east of Niger river from Yelwa area south to Ngaski and Nasko.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Rofia. Kambari subgroup member, which includes Tsishingini [tsw] and Tsikimba [kdl].

Language Use

Also use Hausa [hau], English [eng], or other Kambari languages.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 5%. Bible portions: 1994.
Writing
Latin script, used since 1998.
Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian, Muslim.