Bankal

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A language of Nigeria

Alternate Names
Bankala, Bankalanci, Baranci, Jaranchi, Jaranci, Jarancin Kasa, Jarawa, Jarawan Kasa, Zhar
Population

75,000 (2011 SIL).

Location

Bauchi state: Bauchi LGA, Din, Luda, Nyamrat, and Zungur; Dass LGA, Bajar, Dott, Lir; Tafawa-Balewa LGA, Bagel; Toro LGA, Kufai and Luchi.

Language Status

6a* (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Reportedly similar to Gwak [jgk], Duguri [dbm], and Bada [bau].

Language Use

Also use Hausa [hau].

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

The Bankalawa people identify as Bankalawa and also as Jarawa or Jar people.

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