Ahwai

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A language of Nigeria

Population

18,000 (2008 M. Rueck, K. Hannelov√°, and Z. Yoder).

Location

Kaduna state: Sanga LGA, 25 villages surrounding Ahwai mountain.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Inyeng (Hanyeng, Ningon, Nyeng), Shakara (Isakara, Tari), Indung (Andung, Indun, Nandu, Ndun). Nyeng 94% intelligible of Ndun, Shakara 88% of Nyeng and Ndun.

Language Use

Home. All ages. Positive attitudes. All also use Hausa [hau].

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Christian, Muslim.

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