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A language of Nigeria

Population

176,000 (2006 census). 20,000 Shagau (Manguna).

Location

Plateau state: Barakin-Ladi, Bokkos, and Mangu LGAs; possibly Nassawara state.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Alis I Ron (Alis I Run, Bokkos), Lis Ma Ron (Lis Ma Run), Shagau (Maleni, Manguna, Nafunfia, Shagawu).

Language Use

All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Most also use Hausa [hau], Nigerian Pidgin [pcm]. Some also use Mwaghavul [sur], Nigerian Fulfulde [fuv].

Language Development
Radio. Grammar. Bible portions: 2010–2012.
Writing

Latin script [Latn], used since 1999.

Other Comments

Different clans within Lis Ma Ron are Mbar, Mangor, Kunduk, Bargesh, Daffo, and Butura. Christian.

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