Mwaghavul

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A language of Nigeria

Alternate Names
Maghavul, Sura
Autonym
Mwaghavul
Population

L1 users: 150,000 (2016 R. Blench).

Location

Plateau state: Barakin-Ladi and Mangu LGAs.

Language Status

3 (Wider communication).

Dialects

Mupun (Mapan, Mapun), Panyam. Reportedly similar to Cakfem-Mushere [cky] and Miship [mjs].

Typology

25 consonants and 6 vowels; vowel harmony; tonal (3 level tones).

Language Use

Also use English [eng]. Used as L2 by Cakfem-Mushere [cky], Ron [cla].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 10%–30%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1991–2007.
Writing

Latin script [Latn], used since 1980.

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