Dghwede

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A language of Nigeria

Alternate Names
Azaghvana, Dehoxde, Hude, Johode, Tghuade, Toghwede, Traude, Wa’a, Zaghvana
Population

30,000 (1980 UBS).

Location

Borno state: Gwoza LGA.

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Language Status

6a* (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 69%–70% with Guduf-Gava [gdf], 64% with Gvoko [ngs]. 60% with Cineni [cie], 52% with Glavda [glw], and 50% with Hdi [xed], Lamang [hia], and Vemgo-Mabas [vem] (Hamm 2004).

Language Development

NT: 1980.

Writing

Latin script [Latn], used since 2006.

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