Numana

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A language of Nigeria

Alternate Names
Arak, Inmwen, Nimana, Numana-Nunku-Gbantu-Numbu
Population

50,000 (2008 K. Hannelova et al.).

Location

Kaduna state: Jemaa and Sanga LGAs; Nassarawa state: Akwanga LGA.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Nunku, Gbantu (Gwanto, Gwantu), Numbu, Aninka (Gwantu, Kurmi, Ninka, Sanga), Janda, Ningye (Ningeshe).

Language Use

Numbu children speak Hausa [hau] unless speaking with parents. Home. Used by all. Most also use Hausa [hau]. Also use English [eng].

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Nunku is actually a variety of Mada [mda] and has been incorrectly grouped under Numana (2018 I. Sacson). Christian, Muslim.

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