Tugbiri-Niragu

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A language of Nigeria

Alternate Names
Gbiri-Niragu, Gure-Kahugu, Tugbiri
Population

25,000 (2000), increasing.

Location

Kaduna state: Lere LGA, Gure and Kahugu villages.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Tugbiri (Agari, Agbiri, Gbiri, Gura, Gure, Igbiri), Niragu (Anirago, Kafugu, Kagu, Kahugu, Kapugu). Reported similar to Dungu [dbv].

Language Use

Youth increasingly use Hausa [hau]. Home, neighborhood. All ages. Positive attitudes. Most also use Hausa [hau]. Also use English [eng].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 80% in Hausa [hau], 50% in English [eng].
Other Comments

Gure and Kahugu towns have separate identities but a common market in Gure. Christian, Muslim.

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