Bu language

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Bu-Ninkada (Ibut, Abu, Jida) is a Plateau language of Nigeria. The two dialects, Bu and Ninkada, are ethnically distinct.

Bu-Ninkada
Jida-Abu
Native toNigeria
RegionNassarawa state
Native speakers
6,000 (1999)[1]
Dialects
  • Bu (Abu)
  • Ninkada (Jida)
Language codes
ISO 639-3jid
Glottologbuuu1244
ELPBu

Bu is spoken by about 4,000 people in the four villages of Nakere, Rago, Maiganga, and Abu. It is closely related to but separate from Ningkada (Jidda).

Ningkada is spoken by about 2,000 people in the two small hamlets of Ningkada (Jidda) and Lago.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bu-Ninkada at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Blench, Roger. M. 1999. Field trip to record the status of some little-known Nigerian languages. Ogmios, 11:11:14.