Longuda

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A language of Nigeria

Alternate Names
Languda, Longura, Nunguda, Nungura, Nunguraba
Population

32,000 (1973 SIL).

Location

Adamawa state: Guyuk LGA; Gombe state: Balanga LGA.

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Language Status

6a* (Vigorous).

Dialects

Nya Ceriya (Banjiram, Cirimba), Nya Gwanda (Gwandaba, Nyuwar), Nya Guyuwa (Guyuk, Plain Nya Guyuwa, Turuba), Nya Dele (Jessu), Nya Tariya (Taraba).

Language Use

Also use Dera [kna], English [eng], Hausa [hau], Nigerian Fulfulde [fuv], Waja [wja]. Used as L2 by Dera [kna], Mbula-Bwazza [mbu].

Language Development

Literacy rate in L2: 20% in Hausa [hau]. NT: 1978.

Writing

Latin script [Latn], used since 1975.

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.

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