Bole language

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Bole (bòo pikkà,[3] also known as Bolanchi, Ampika, Borpika, Bolewa, Bolawa) is a West Chadic language spoken in Nigeria. Dialects include Bara and Fika, spoken in the Fika Emirate.[1]

Bole
Bòò Pìkkà
Native toNigeria
RegionBauchi State, Gombe State, Yobe State, Plateau State
Native speakers
(100,000 cited 1990)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3bol
Glottolognucl1695
Pìkkà[2]
PeopleAm Pìkkà
LanguageBòò Pìkkà

Writing SystemEdit

Bole alphabet[4]
A B Ɓ C D Ɗ E G H I J K L M N O P R S T U V W Y ʼY Z
a b ɓ c d ɗ e g h i j k l m n o p r s t u v w y ʼy z

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Bole at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Blench, Roger (2019). An Atlas of Nigerian Languages (4th ed.). Cambridge: Kay Williamson Educational Foundation.
  3. ^ YAKUBOVICH, ILYA (October 2002). "Bole Language and Documentation Unit (BOLDU)". Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies. 65 (3). doi:10.1017/s0041977x02000332. ISSN 0041-977X.
  4. ^ Maina Gimba, Baba Ali & Bah 2009, p. iv.

Further readingEdit