Sha language

Sha is an Afro-Asiatic language spoken in Plateau State and Kaduna State, Nigeria.[1] As of 2018, the language is in use for face-to-face communication and has no standardized written form. The language is spoken by roughly 1000 people and is sustainable.[2]

Native toNigeria
RegionPlateau State
Native speakers
3,000 (1998)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3scw

The main area of Sha is in Sha District, Bokkos LGA, Plateau State. Mundat, a closely related language also belonging to the Chadic A.4 branch, is spoken in Mundat village of the same district.[3]


  1. ^ a b Sha at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ "Sha". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2018-10-11.
  3. ^ Blench, Roger M. 2003. Why reconstructing comparative Ron is so problematic. In Wolff, Ekkehard (ed.), Topics in Chadic linguistics: papers from the 1st biennial international colloquium on the Chadic language family (Leipzig, July 5-8, 2001), 21-42. Köln: Rüdiger Köppe Verlag.