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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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Miya[mkf] 30,000 (1995 CAPRO). Bauchi State, Ganjuwa LGA, Miya town. Alternate names: Miyawa, Muya. Dialects: Gala, Faishang, Fursum, Demshin, Federe. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Chadic, West, B, B.2Read More
Mom Jango[ver] 104,275 in Nigeria (2000 WCD). Population total all countries: 110,798. Adamawa State, Yola and Fufore LGAs, Verre hills. Also spoken in Cameroon. Alternate names: Vere, Verre, Were, Kobo. Dialects: Mom Jango, Momi (Ziri). Mom Jango and Momi are probably separate languages. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, North, Adamawa-Ubangi, Adamawa, Leko-Nimbari, Duru, Voko-Dowayo, Vere-Dowayo, Vere-Gimme, VereRead More
Montol[mtl] 21,858 (1990). Plateau State, Shendam LGA. Alternate names: Montal, Baltap, Teel. Dialects: Montol, Baltap-Lalin. Related to Tal. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Chadic, West, A, A.3, Angas Proper, 2Read More
Moo[gwg] 5,000 (1998). Taraba State, Karim Lamido LGA, northeast of Karim Lamido town, off the Bambuka to Karim-Lamido road, close to Gomu Mountain. Alternate names: Gwomu, Gwomo, Gwom, Gomu, Ngwaa M, Y M. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, North, Adamawa-Ubangi, Adamawa, Waja-Jen, JenRead More
Mumuye[mzm] 400,000 (1993 SIL). Taraba State, Jalingo, Zing, Karim Lamido, Yorro, Bali LGAsRead More
Mundat[mmf] 1,000 (1998 SIL). Plateau State, Bokkos LGA, Mundat village near Sha. Dialects: Close to Sha and Karfa. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Chadic, West, A, A.4, Ron ProperRead More
Mvanip[mcj] 100 (1999 Connell and Blench). Taraba State, Sardauna LGA, 25% of Zongo Ajiya and related hamlets in the northwest of the Mambila Plateau. Alternate names: Mvanp, Mvanon, Mvanlip, Mvano, Magu. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Northern, Mambiloid, Mambila-Konja, Magu-Kamkam-KilaRead More
Mwaghavul[sur] 295,000 (1993 SIL). Plateau State, Barakin-Ladi and Mangu LGAs. Alternate names: Sura. Dialects: Mupun (Mapan, Mapun), Panyam. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Chadic, West, A, A.3, Angas Proper, 1Read More
Nde-Gbite[ned] Taraba State, Sardauna LGA, Antere. Alternate names: Biti, Bt. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Wide Grassfields, Narrow Grassfields, UnclassifiedRead More
Nde-Nsele-Nta[ndd] 19,500 (1987). Population includes 12,000 Nde, 3,000 Nsele, 4,500 Nsa. Cross River State, Ikom LGA. Dialects: Nde (Ekamtulufu, Mbenkpe, Udom, Mbofon, Befon), Nsele, Nta (Atam, Afunatam). Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, EkoidRead More
Ndoe[nbb] 7,344 (2000 WCD). Cross River State, Ikom LGA. Dialects: Ekparabong (Akparabong), Balep (Anep, Anyep). Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, EkoidRead More
Ndoola[ndr] 60,449 in Nigeria (2000 WCD). Population total all countries: 62,569. Taraba State, Bali, Gashaka, Sardauna LGAs. Also spoken in Cameroon. Alternate names: Ndoro, Nundoro, Njoyame, Ndola. Dialects: There are at least two distinct dialects, those on and at the foot of the Mambila Plateau and those around Baissa, which seem to be similar to Serti. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Northern, Mambiloid, NdoroRead More
Ndun[nfd] 3,000 (2003 Blench). Kaduna State, southwest of Fadan Karshe, villages of Ankpong, Anfufalim, Ngbok, Ankara, Banyeng, Ungwar Rimi. Alternate names: Nandu, Indun. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Plateau, Central, West-CentralRead More
Ndunda[nuh] 300 to 400 (1999 Blench and Connell). Taraba State, Sardauna LGA, near Mvanip, 5 km from Yerimaru, past Kakara on the tea estate road, northwest of Gembu. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Northern, Mambiloid, Mambila-Konja, Magu-Kamkam-KilaRead More
Ngamo[nbh] 60,000 (1993). Yobe State, Fika LGARead More
Ngas[anc] 400,000 (1998 SIL). Plateau State, Pankshin, Kanam, and Langtang LGAs. Alternate names: Angas, Kerang, Karang. Dialects: Hill Angas, Plain Angas. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Chadic, West, A, A.3, Angas Proper, 1Read More
Nggwahyi[ngx] 2,000 (1995). Borno State, Askira-Uba LGA. Alternate names: Ngwaxi, Ngwohi. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Chadic, Biu-Mandara, A, A.2Read More
Ngizim[ngi] 80,000 (1993). Yobe State, Damaturu LGA. Alternate names: Ngizmawa, Ngezzim. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Chadic, West, B, B.1, Bade ProperRead More
Ngwaba[ngw] 10,000 (1993 CAPRO). Adamawa State, Gombi LGA at Fachi and Guduniya, and Hong LGA. 2 villages. Alternate names: Gombi, Goba. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Chadic, Biu-Mandara, A, A.8Read More
Nigerian Sign Language[nsi] Classification: Deaf sign languageRead More

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