Tsuvadi

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A language of Nigeria

Alternate Names
Abadi, Avadi, Evadi, Ibeto, Kamberi
Population

130,000 (2011 M. Hansley).

Location

Niger State, Magama, Kontagora, Mariga and Rijau LGAs; Kebbi State, Ngaski LGA.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Tsuvadi-Agadi, Tsuvadi-Azozolo. Lexical similarity: 77%–80% with Azozolo and Agadi dialects.

Language Use

Used more in northern, more traditional part of language area. All domains except mosque. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Hausa [hau], Dukawa [dud], Fulfulde [fuv], and C’lela [dri].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 2%. Interest expressed in L1 literacy. Bible portions: 1997–2001.
Writing
Latin script, used since 2005.
Other Comments

Traditional religion, Muslim, Christian.