Nnam

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A language of Nigeria

Alternate Names
Ndem
Population

3,000 (1987 O. Asinya).

Location

Cross River state: Ikom and Ogoja LGAs; Ebonyi state: Izzi LGA.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Other Bakor varieties not intelligible unless acquired. Lexical similarity: 87%–90% with Ekajuk [eka], 65%–67% with Nkem-Nkum [isi], 72% with Abanyom [abm], 58%–61% with Nde-Nsele-Nta [ndd], 53% with Efutop [ofu].

Language Use

Home, community. All ages. Also use Izii [izz], Nigerian Pidgin [pcm], Nkem-Nkum [isi]. Used as L2 by Abanyom [abm], Nkem-Nkum [isi].

Language Development
English [eng] used in school.