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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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Tala[tak] 1,000 (1993). Bauchi State, Bauchi LGA, Kuka and Talan Kasa villages. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Chadic, West, B, B.3, GuruntumRead More
Tamajaq, Tawallammat[ttq] Few speakers in Nigeria. A few villages in the far northwest in Sokoto State. Alternate names: Tamasheq, Tomacheck, Tahoua Tamajeq, Tuareg, Buzu, Azbinawa. Dialects: Ioullemmeden. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Berber, Tamasheq, SouthernRead More
Tambas[tdk] 3,000 (2001 Blench). Plateau State, Pankshin LGA. Alternate names: Tambes, Tembis. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Chadic, West, A, A.4, FyerRead More
Tangale[tan] 130,000 (1995 CAPRO). Gombe State, Billiri, Kaltungo, Akko, and Balanga LGAs. Alternate names: Tangle. Dialects: Kaltungo, Biliri, Shongom, Ture. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Chadic, West, A, A.2, Tangale, Tangale ProperRead More
Tanjijili[uji] 8,540 (2000 WCD). Niger State, Chanchaga and Suleija LGAs, on the road from Minna to Abuja at Kafin Koro, about 10 villages. Alternate names: Jijili, Ujijili, Koro Funtu of Kafin Koro, Koro Funtu of Minna, Koro of Shakoyi. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Plateau, SouthernRead More
Tarok[yer] 300,000 (1998 Blench). Plateau State, Kanam, Wase, and Langtang LGAsRead More
Tedaga[tuq] 2,000 in Nigeria (1990 Blench). Borno State, northeastern LGAs, a few villages. Dialects: Kecherda. Classification: Nilo-Saharan, Saharan, Western, TebuRead More
Tee[tkq] Rivers State, Tai LGA. Alternate names: Tai. Dialects: Previously regarded as a dialect of Khana. Has a number of sounds not found in Khana. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Cross River, Delta Cross, Ogoni, EastRead More
Teme[tdo] 4,000 (1995). Adamawa State, Mayo Belwa LGA, along the banks of the Mayo Belwa River. Alternate names: Tema. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, North, Adamawa-Ubangi, Adamawa, Leko-Nimbari, Mumuye-Yandang, MumuyeRead More
Tera[ttr] 100,620 (2000 WCD). Bauchi State, Yamaltu-Deba LGARead More
Tha[thy] 1,000 (1998 Kleinewillinghöfer). Taraba State, near Lau. Alternate names: Joole Manga, Kapawa. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, North, Adamawa-Ubangi, Adamawa, Waja-Jen, JenRead More
Tita[tdq] 3,416 (2000 WCD). Taraba State, Jalingo LGA, at Hoai Petel. Alternate names: Hoai Petel. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Jukunoid, Central, Jukun-Mbembe-Wurbo, WurboRead More
Tiv[tiv] 2,212,000 in Nigeria (1991 UBS). Benue State, Makurdi, Gwer, Gboko Kwande, Vandeikya, and Katsina Ala LGAsRead More
Toro[tdv] 3,928 (2000 WCD). Nasarawa State, Akwanga LGA, northeast of Wamba, Turkwam village. Alternate names: Turkwam. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, PlateauRead More
Tsikimba[kdl] 100,000 (2004 SIL). Niger State, Magama and Mariga LGAs, Auna and Wara areas, just west of Kainji Lake on the Niger River. Alternate names: Agaushi, Auna, Kimba, Akimba, Kambari, Kamberri, Kamberchi. Dialects: Agaunshe, Ashen. A member of the Kambari cluster, which includes Tsishingini and Cishingini. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Kainji, Western, KambariRead More
Tsishingini[tsw] 100,000 (2004 SIL). Niger State, Magama and Mariga LGAs, Salka area. Alternate names: Kambari, Kamberri, Kamberchi, Salka, Ashingini. Dialects: Ibeto. A member of the Kambari language cluster, which includes Cishingini and Tsikimba. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Kainji, Western, KambariRead More
Tso[ldp] 16,000 (1992 CAPRO). Adamawa State, Numan LGARead More
Tsuvadi[tvd] 150,000 (1998). Niger State, Bangi, Kontagora, and Rijau LGAs. Alternate names: Avadi, Abadi, Evadi, Kamberi, Ibeto. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Kainji, Western, KambariRead More
Tula[tul] 30,000 (1998 Kleinewillinghöfer). Gombe State, Kaltungo LGA, 30 km east of Billiri. Alternate names: Kotule, Kutule. Dialects: Kutule, Baule, Yili. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, North, Adamawa-Ubangi, Adamawa, Waja-Jen, Waja, TulaRead More
Tumi[kku] 2,266 (2000 WCD). Kaduna State, Saminaka LGA. Alternate names: Tutumi, Kitimi. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Kainji, Eastern, Northern Jos, KauruRead More

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