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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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Ningye[nns] 3,985 (2000 WCD). Kaduna State, Jema'a LGA, Ningeshen Kurmi village and 3 small settlements: Akwankwan, Kobin, and Ningeshen Dutse. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Plateau, Western, Southwestern, ARead More
Ninzo[nin] 35,000 (1973 SIL). Kaduna State, Jema'a LGARead More
Njerep[njr] 6 (2000 B. Connell). Southeast, near the Mambila. Not used in Cameroon any longer. Alternate names: Njerup. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Northern, Mambiloid, Mambila-Konja, Njerup Nearly extinct.Read More
Nkari[nkz] 5,000 (1998 B. Connell). Akwa Ibom State, Ikono LGA. Dialects: Formerly thought to be a dialect of Ibibio. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Cross River, Delta Cross, Lower Cross, Obolo, IbuoroRead More
Nkem-Nkum[isi] 34,500 (1987 Asinya). Population includes 18,000 Nkem, 16,500 Nkum. Cross River State, Ogoja LGA. Dialects: Nkem (Nkim, Ogoja, Ishibori, Isibiri, Ogboja), Nkum. Dialect cluster. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, EkoidRead More
Nkoroo[nkx] 4,550 (1989 UBS). Rivers State, Opobo-Nkoro LGA. Alternate names: Nkoro. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Ijoid, Ijo, East NkorooRead More
Nkukoli[nbo] 1,000 (1973 SIL). Cross River State, at the juncture of Ikom, Obubra and Akamkpa LGAs, Iko Ekperem Development Area. Alternate names: Lokoli, Lokukoli, Nkokolle, Ekuri. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Cross River, Delta Cross, Upper Cross, Central, East-West, LokoRead More
Nnam[nbp] 3,000 (1987 Asinya). Cross River State, Ikom and Ogoja LGAs. Alternate names: Ndem. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, EkoidRead More
Nshi[nsc] Taraba State, Sardauna LGA, Antere, Nkiri. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, UnclassifiedRead More
Numana-Nunku-Gbantu-Numbu[nbr] 30,000 (2003 Blench). Kaduna State, Jema'a LGARead More
Nungu[rin] 50,000 (1999). Plateau State, Akwanga LGA. Alternate names: Rindre, Rendre, Rindiri, Lindiri. Dialects: Rindre, Gudi. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Plateau, NinzicRead More
Nupe-Nupe-Tako[nup] 800,000 (1990). Niger State, Mariga, Gbako, Agaie, and Lapai LGAsRead More
Nyam[nmi] Taraba State, Karim Lamido LGA, at Andami village. 1 village. Alternate names: Nyambolo. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Chadic, West, A, A.2, Bole, Bole ProperRead More
Nyeng[nfg] 2,000 (2003 Blench). Kaduna State, Adu village. Alternate names: Ningon, Hanyeng. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Plateau, Central, West-CentralRead More
Nyong[muo] Adamawa State, Mayo Belwa LGA, 6 villages. Alternate names: Mumbake, Mubako, Nyongnepa, Nyoking, Daganyonga, Teteka, Chukkol, Yapeli, Peti. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, North, Adamawa-Ubangi, Adamawa, Leko-Nimbari, LekoRead More
Nzanyi[nja] 77,000 in Nigeria (1993). Population total all countries: 86,000. Adamawa State, Maiha LGA. Also spoken in Cameroon. Alternate names: Njanyi, Nzangi, Njai, Njeny, Zani, Zany, Jeng, Jenge, Njei, Njeing, Kobotshi. Dialects: Paka, Rogede, Nggwoli, Hoode, Maiha, Magara, Dede, Mutidi, Lovi. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Chadic, Biu-Mandara, A, A.8Read More
Obanliku[bzy] 65,000 (1989 Faraclas). Cross River State, Obudu LGA. Alternate names: Abanliku. Dialects: Bebi, Busi, Basang, Bisu (Gayi), Bishiri. Dialect cluster. Related to Alege. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Cross River, BendiRead More
Obolo[ann] 200,000 (1996 National Population Commission). Rivers State, Andoni LGARead More
Obulom[obu] 3,416 (2000 WCD). Rivers State, Port Harcourt LGA, Abuloma town. Alternate names: Abuloma. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Cross River, Delta Cross, Central DeltaRead More
Odual[odu] 18,000 (1989). Rivers State, Abua-Odual LGA. Alternate names: Saka. Dialects: Arughunya, Adibom. Lexical similarity 70% with Abua (closest). Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Cross River, Delta Cross, Central Delta, Abua-OdualRead More

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