Abanyom is a language of the Ekoid subfamily of Niger-Congo. It is spoken by the Abanyom people in the Cross River State region of Nigeria, numbering about 12,500. A member of the Southern Bantoid group, Abanyom is fairly closely related to the Bantu languages. It is tonal and has a typical Niger-Congo noun class system. ...more on Wikipedia about "Abanyom language"
The Bete language of Nigeria is a nearly extinct language spoken by a small minority of the 3,000 inhabitants of Bete Town, Takum Local Government Authority, Taraba State; its speakers have mostly shifted to Jukun. It is reported to have been close to Lufu and Bibi. It belongs in the Jukunoid subfamily of Niger-Congo, according to the Vienna Yukuben Project and the Ethnologue (15th ed.), though the latter formerly listed it as unclassified. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bete language"
The Defaka (sometimes called Afakani) are a small ethnic group of south-western Nigeria, numbering less than a thousand people. They live in the eastern part of the Niger Delta, Rivers State, Bonny District; part of them in the Afakani quarter of Nkoroo town in close relationship with the Nkoroo people, and another part of them on the isolated island of Iwoma Nkoro, near Kono. Present neighbours of the Defaka, apart from the Nkoroo people, are: at Iwoma, the Ogoni people (speakers of Ogoni/Kana/Khana), and to the east, the Obolo. The Defaka have a less cordial relationship with these peoples than with the Nkoroo. ...more on Wikipedia about "Defaka"
Ebira, also spelt Igbira or Igbirra, is an ethno- linguistic group of Nigeria. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ebira"
Hausa is the Chadic language with the largest number of speakers, spoken as a first language by about 24 million people, and as a second language by about 15 million more. ...more on Wikipedia about "Hausa language"
Igala is a language of the Defoid branch of the Benue-Congo language family, spoken by the Igala ethnic group of Nigeria. In 1989, an estimated 800,000 spoke Igala, primarily in Kogi State and Edo State. Dialects include Ebu, Idah, Ankpa, Ogugu, Ibaji, Ife, and Anyugba. The Agatu, Idoma, and Bassa people use Igala for primary school. Igala is related to Yoruba. ...more on Wikipedia about "Igala language"
Igbo (also known, less commonly, as Ibo; Ndi Igbo in Igbo) is a language spoken in Nigeria by around 18 million speakers (the Igbo), especially in the southeastern region once identified as Biafra. The language was used by John Goldsmith as an example to justify going away from the classical linear model of phonology as laid out in The Sound Pattern of English. It is written in the Roman script. Igbo is a tonal language. ...more on Wikipedia about "Igbo language"
Jalaa (autonym bàsàrə̀n dà jàlààbè̩) is an endangered language of northeastern Nigeria (Loojaa settlement in Balanga Local Government Area, Bauchi State), of uncertain (possibly Niger-Congo) origins. It is nearly extinct; the ethnic group has come to use the Bwilim dialect of Cham in daily life, and the few remaining speakers of Jalaa, all elderly, are much more fluent in Cham than in Jalaa. ...more on Wikipedia about "Jalaa language"
Kanuri is a dialect continuum spoken by about 4 million people in Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon. It belongs to the Western Saharan subphylum of Nilo-Saharan. Kanuri is the language associated with the Kanem and Bornu empires which dominated the Lake Chad region for a thousand years. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kanuri language"
The Kurama language is a language within the subgroupings of the Benue-Congo group of languages, which are in turn the largest branch of the Niger-Congo language family. The language is indigenous to Nigeria, with a little over 40,000 speakers (2000 estimate) . Kurama speakers are found in the central northern Nigerian states of Kaduna and Kano. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kurama language"
The Lufu language of Nigeria is a nearly extinct language still spoken by some elders among the 2,000-3,000 Lufu in Takum Local Government Authority, Taraba State; its speakers have mostly shifted to Jukun. It is reported to have been close to Bete and Bibi. According to the Vienna Yukuben Project , it and Bete probably belong together in the Southern Jukunoid subfamily of Niger-Congo; the Ethnologue lists it as unclassified. ...more on Wikipedia about "Lufu language"
The Tiv language is spoken by around 2 million people in Nigeria, with a few speakers in Cameroon. It is part of the Southern Bantoid Tivoid family, a branch of Benue-Congo and ultimately of the Niger-Congo phylum. ...more on Wikipedia about "Tiv language"
The hypothetical Wutana language was mentioned in early editions of the Ethnologue, but has now been removed. The inclusion of Watuna in the Ethnologue is based on two sentences in Temple (1922): ...more on Wikipedia about "Wutana language"
Yoruba (native name Yorúbà) is a dialect continuum of sub- Saharan Africa. The native tongue of the Yoruba people, it is spoken, among other languages, in Nigeria, Benin, and Togo and traces of it are found among communities in Brazil and Cuba (where it is called Nago). It belongs to the Benue-Congo branch of the Niger-Congo language family, and has over 22 million speakers. Yoruba is an isolating, tonal language with SVO syntax. Apart from referring to the aggregate of dialects and their speakers, the term Yoruba is used for the standard, written form of the language. ...more on Wikipedia about "Yoruba language"
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