Bura-Pabir

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A language of Nigeria

Alternate Names
Babir, Babur, Barburr, Bourrah, Bura, Burra, Huve, Huviya, Kwojeffa, Mya Bura, Pabir
Population

L1 users: 250,000 (1987 UBS). 200,000 Pabir (1993). 32,000 in Adamawa state (1992).

Location

Borno state: Biu and Askira-Uba LGAs; Yobe state: south; Adamawa state: Gombi LGA.

Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Pela (Bura Pela, Hill Bura), Hyil Hawul (Bura Hyilhawul, Plain Bura). Kofa [kso] may be a related language.

Language Use

Some young people, older adults. Also use English [eng]. Used as L2 by Dera [kna], Kibaku [ckl].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 3%. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 2014.
Writing

Latin script [Latn], used since 2005.

Other Comments

Ngohi is a small subgroup. Traditional religion, Muslim.

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