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Nigerian Languages

List of Nigerian Local languages. The number of languages listed for Nigeria is 521. Of those, 510 are living languages, 2 are second language without mother-tongue speakers, and 9 are extinct. (Source: Gordon, Raymond G., Jr. (ed.), 2005. Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Fifteenth edition. Dallas, Tex.: SIL International. Online version: http://www.ethnologue.com/.)

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Kugbo[kes] 2,000 (1973 SIL). Rivers State, Brass LGA. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Cross River, Delta Cross, Central Delta, KugboRead More
Kukele[kez] 95,000 (1989). Cross River State, Ogoja LGARead More
Kulere[kul] 15,570 (1990). Plateau State, Bokkos LGA. Alternate names: Tof, Korom Boye, Akandi, Akande, Kande. Dialects: Tof, Richa, Kamwai-Marhai. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Chadic, West, A, A.4, Ron ProperRead More
Kulung[bbu] 15,000 (1973 SIL). Taraba State, Karim Lamido LGA, at Balasa, Bambur, and KirimRead More
Kumba[ksm] 3,416 (2000 WCD). Adamawa State, Mayo Belwa and Fufore LGAs. Alternate names: Sate, Yofo, Isaro. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, North, Adamawa-Ubangi, Adamawa, Leko-Nimbari, Mumuye-Yandang, MumuyeRead More
Kupa[kug] 20,000 (1998 Blench). Kwara State, Kogi LGA, around Abugi. 52 villages. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Nupoid, Nupe-Gbagyi, NupeRead More
Kurama[krh] 40,284 (2000 WCD). Kaduna State, Saminaka and Ikara LGAsRead More
Kushi[kuh] 11,000 (1995 CAPRO). Bauchi State, Billiri, and Kaltungo LGAs, Kushi village. Alternate names: Chong'e, Kushe, Goji. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Chadic, West, A, A.2, Tangale, Tangale ProperRead More
Kutep[kub] 44,588 in Nigeria (2000 WCD). Population total all countries: 45,988. Taraba State, Takum LGA. Also spoken in Cameroon. Alternate names: Kuteb, Kutev, Mbarike, Zumper, "Jompre", Ati. Dialects: Jenuwa, Lissam, Fikyu, Kunabe, Kentin. Fikyu has subdialects. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Jukunoid, Yukuben-KutebRead More
Kutto[kpa] 3,000 (1995). Bauchi State, Bajoga LGARead More
Kuturmi[khj] 10,521 (2000 WCD). Kaduna State, Kachia LGA. Alternate names: Ada. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Plateau, NorthernRead More
Kwa[kwb] 7,000 (1992). Adamawa State, Numan LGA, Gyakan and Kwa towns, near Munga. Alternate names: Kwah, Baa. Dialects: Gyakan, Kwa. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, North, Adamawa-Ubangi, Adamawa, KwaRead More
Kwaami[ksq] 10,000 (1990). Bauchi State, Gombe LGA. Alternate names: Kwami, Kwam, Kwamanchi, Kwom, Komawa. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Chadic, West, A, A.2, Tangale, Tangale ProperRead More
Kwak[kwq] Taraba State, Sardauna LGA, Antere. Alternate names: Bkwk. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, UnclassifiedRead More
Kyak[bka] 5,000 (1995 Adelberger). Taraba State, Karim Lamido LGA. Alternate names: Bambuka, Nyakyak. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, North, Adamawa-Ubangi, Adamawa, Waja-Jen, JenRead More
Kyenga[tye] 4,000 in Nigeria (1995 Ross Jones SIM). Population total all countries: 5,000. Kebbi State, Geshuru, Kaele, Saufu, and Tuni villages, all west of Illo, and in the Boko villages of Maze, Samia, Baikinrua, and Pisa. Also spoken in Benin. Alternate names: Tyanga, Tienga, Tyenga, Kenga. Dialects: Lexical similarity 70% with Shanga, 38% to 40% with the Busa group. Classification: Niger-Congo, Mande, Eastern, Eastern, BusaRead More
Labir[jku] Ethnic population: 11,386 (2000 WCD). Bauchi State, Bauchi and Alkaleri LGAs. Alternate names: Jaku, Jakun, Jakanci. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Jarawan, Nigerian Nearly extinct.Read More
Laka[lak] 5,000 (1995). Taraba State, Karim Lamido LGARead More
Lala-Roba[lla] 46,000 (1993). Adamawa State, Gombi LGA, and Borno State. Alternate names: Gworam. Dialects: Lala (Lalla), Roba (Robba), Ebode. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, North, Adamawa-Ubangi, Adamawa, Waja-Jen, Yungur, Yungur-RobaRead More
Lamang[hia] 40,000 (1993). Borno State, Gwoza LGARead More

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