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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: https://www.ethnologue.com/.)

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Tyap[kcg] 130,000 (1993 SIL). Kaduna State, Kachia, Saminaka, and Jema'a LGAs. Alternate names: Katab, Kataf. Dialects: Kafanchan (Fantuan, Kpashan), Kachichere (Aticherak, Daroro), Katab (Atyap, Tyap), Kagoro (Agwolok, Agolok, Agwot, Aguro), Atakat (Atakar, Attaka, Attakar, Takat), Sholio (Asholio, Asolio, Osholio, Aholio, Marwa, Morwa, Moroa, Maruwa, Maroa). Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Plateau, Central, South-CentralRead More
Ubaghara[byc] 30,000 (1985 UBS). Population includes 24,000 Biakpan. Cross River State, Akampka LGA. Dialects: Biakpan, Ikun, Etono, Ugbem, Utuma (Utama, Utamu). Dialect cluster. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Cross River, Delta Cross, Upper Cross, Central, North-South, Ubaghara-Kohumono, UbagharaRead More
Ubang[uba] 3,416 (2000 WCD). Cross River State, Obudu LGA. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Cross River, BendiRead More
Uda[uda] 10,000 (1988). Akwa Ibom State, Mbo LGA. Dialects: Listed separately by Crozier and Blench 1992. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Cross River, Delta Cross, Lower Cross, Obolo, Enwang-UdaRead More
Uhami[uha] 13,584 (2000 WCD). Ondo State, Akoko South and Owo LGAs. Alternate names: Ishua. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Edoid, Northwestern, OsseRead More
Ukaan[kcf] 18,000 (1973 SIL). Ondo State, Akoko North LGA, towns of Kakumo-Akoko, Auga, IsheRead More
Ukpe-Bayobiri[ukp] 12,000 (1973 SIL). Cross River State, Obudu and Ikom LGAs. Dialects: Ukpe, Bayobiri. Dialect cluster. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Cross River, BendiRead More
Ukpet-Ehom[akd] 11,386 (2000 WCD). Cross River State, Akamkpa LGA. Alternate names: Akpet-Ehom. Dialects: Ukpet (Akpet), Ehom (Ubeteng, Ebeteng). A dialect cluster. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Cross River, Delta Cross, Upper Cross, AkpetRead More
Ukue[uku] 14,085 (2000 WCD). Ondo State, Akoko South LGA. Alternate names: Ukpe, Ekpenmi, Ekpenmen, Epinmi. Dialects: Related to Ehuen. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Edoid, Northwestern, OsseRead More
Ukwa[ukq] 100 (2004). Cross River State, Akampka LGA. Dialects: Listed separately by Crozier and Blench 1992. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Cross River, Delta Cross, Lower Cross, Obolo, EfikRead More
Ukwuani-Aboh-Ndoni[ukw] 150,000 (1973 SIL). Delta State, Ndokwa LGARead More
Ulukwumi[ulb] 10,000 (1992 Crozier and Blench). Delta State, Aniocha and Oshimili LGAs. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Defoid, Yoruboid, EdekiriRead More
Umon[umm] 20,000 (1995). Cross River State, Akampka LGA, 25 villages. Alternate names: Amon. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Cross River, Delta Cross, Upper Cross, Central, North-South, Ubaghara-Kohumono, KohumonoRead More
Uneme[une] 19,846 (2000 WCD). Edo State, Etsako, Agbazko, and Akoko-Edo LGAs. Alternate names: Uleme, Ileme, Ineme. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Edoid, North-Central, Ghotuo-Uneme-YekheeRead More
Uokha[uok] North and west of Afuze, Owan LGA. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Edoid, North-CentralRead More
Urhobo[urh] 546,000 (1993 Johnstone). Delta State, Ethiope and Ughelli LGAs. Alternate names: "Sobo". Dialects: Agbarho, Ujevwe, Agbon, Udu. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Edoid, SouthwesternRead More
Usaghade[usk] Cross River State, Odukpani LGA, half of a village. In and around Calabar. Alternate names: Usakade, Usakedet, Isangele. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Cross River, Delta Cross, Lower Cross, Obolo, UsaghadeRead More
Uvbie[evh] 19,801 (2000 WCD). Delta State, Ethiope LGA. Alternate names: "Evhro", Uvhria, Uvwie, Evrie, Effurun. Dialects: Related to Urhobo. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Edoid, SouthwesternRead More
Uzekwe[eze] 5,000 (1973 SIL). Cross River State, Ogoja LGA. Alternate names: Ezekwe. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Cross River, Delta Cross, Upper Cross, Central, North-South, Koring-Kukele, KukeleRead More
Vaghat-Ya-Bijim-Legeri[bij] 20,000 (2003). Plateau State, Mangu LGARead More

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