Dadiya

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A language of Nigeria

Alternate Names
Daadiya, Dadia, Loodiya
Population

70,000 (2014 SIL).

Location

Adamawa state: Lamurde LGA, between Bambam and Dadiya; Gombe state: Balanga LGA; Taraba state: Karim Lamido LGA.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Language Use

All domains. Used by all. Positive attitudes. Most also use Adamawa Fulfulde [fub], Hausa [hau], Nigerian Pidgin [pcm]. Some also use Kulung [bbu], Tula [tul], Waja [wja].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 1%. Bible portions: 2008.
Writing

Latin script [Latn], used since 2008.

Other Comments

Daddiyab is the ethnic autonym. The 25 Daddiyab clans speak slightly differently but are easily understood by each other (2014 SIL). Christian, traditional religion.

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