Gera language

Gera (also known as Gerawa or Fyandigeri) is an Afro-Asiatic language spoken in Nigeria. Speakers are shifting to Hausa.[1] Speakers refer to themselves as Fyandigeri (singular: laa Fyandigeri, plural Fyandigeri).[2]

Gera
Fyandigere
Native toNigeria
RegionBauchi State
Native speakers
(200,000 cited 1995)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3gew
Glottologgera1246
Fyandigeri[2]
Personlaa Fyandigeri
PeopleFyandigeri
LanguageFyandigere

There are at least 30 villages. Many Gera villages no longer speak the language. A 2018 survey suggested there are only 4 villages where the language is being passed on to children.[2]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Gera at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ a b c Blench, Roger (2019). An Atlas of Nigerian Languages (4th ed.). Cambridge: Kay Williamson Educational Foundation.