Nizaa

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A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Baghap, Galim, Ssuga, Suga, “Jemjem” (pej.), “Njemnjem” (pej.), “Nyamnyam” (pej.), “Nyemnyem” (pej.)
Population

10,000 (1985).

Location

Adamawa region: Faro-and-Déo division, Galim area southwest of Tignère; Mayo-Banyo division, north Banyo subdivision, Sambolabbo area.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Language Use

Home, cultural events. Some of all ages. Most also use Adamawa Fulfulde [fub], French [fra]. Some also use Hausa [hau]. A few also use Arabic [ara].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: A few adults literate in Fulfulde [fub]. Few can read Roman script.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Different from Nimbari [nmr] (Nyamnyam) of Cameroon. Muslim.

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