Guduf-Gava

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A language of Nigeria

Alternate Names
Afkabiye, Gudupe
Population

55,900 (2000).

Location

Borno state: Gwoza LGA, mainly Cikide, Gava, and Guduf.

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Language Status

6a* (Vigorous).

Dialects

Cikide (Chikide), Guduf, Gava (Yaghwatadaxa, Yawotataxa). Lexical similarity: 78%–82% with Cineni [cie], 72% with Glavda [glw], 70% with Dghwede [dgh], 61% with Gvoko [ngs], 48% with Hdi [xed] and Vemgo-Mabas [vem], and 47% with Lamang [hia] (Hamm 2004).

Language Development
Bible portions: 1966.
Writing

Latin script [Latn], no longer in use.

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