Zora language

Zora (Izora), or Cokoba (Cokobanci) in Hausa, is a Kainji language of Nigeria.

Zora
Izora
Native toNigeria
RegionPlateau State
Native speakers
19 (2016)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3cbo
Glottologizor1238
ELPIzora
Zora[2]
PersonuZora
PeopleaZora
LanguageiZora

DemographicsEdit

According to Blench (2016),[1] Zora (also called Chokobo) is spoken by 19 speakers, in some two hours drive from Jos. The speakers are all over 60 years and rarely talk to one another, since they are spread across 10 settlements. The morphology and phonology have been highly eroded as well.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Blench, Roger. 2016. Weeping over the disappearance of Nigeria’s minority languages: how to get more reliable information and what to do about it
  2. ^ Blench, Roger (2019). An Atlas of Nigerian Languages (4th ed.). Cambridge: Kay Williamson Educational Foundation.