Tarok

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A language of Nigeria

Alternate Names
Appa, Taroh, Yergam, Yergem, Yergum
Autonym
iTárók
Population

300,000 (1998 R. Blench).

Location

Plateau state: Kanam, Langtang, and Wase LGAs; Taraba state: Wukari LGA.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Izini (Hill Tarok), Itarok (Plain Tarok), Selyer, Itarok Oga Asa, Igyang.

Language Use

Also use English [eng]. Used as L2 by Ywom [gek].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 5%–10%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%. Literacy program in progress. NT: 1988–2007.
Writing

Latin script [Latn], used since 1977.

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