Glavda

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A language of Nigeria

Alternate Names
Galavda, Galvaxdaxa, Gelebda, Glanda, Guelebda
Population

28,500 in Nigeria (2000). Population total all countries: 31,300.

Location

Borno State, Gwoza LGA, mainly Nggoshe village (different from Ngoshi); Agapalawa, Amuda, Vale, Ashigashiya, Kerawa, and Pelekwa villages. Also in Cameroon.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Bokwa, Glavda, Ngoshie (Ngweshe). Similar to Guduf-Gava [gdf]. Wolff (1971) separates Glavda [glw] from Guduf-Gava and Gvoko [ngs].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 5%. Dictionary. Bible portions: 1967.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian, Muslim.

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