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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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Cineni[cie] 3,000 (1998). Borno State, Gwoza LGA, Cineni village. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Chadic, Biu-Mandara, A, A.4, Mandara Proper, GlavdaRead More
Cishingini[asg] 100,000 (2004 SIL). Niger State, Borgu and Agwara LGAs, just west of the Niger River and north of the Kainji Lake National ParkRead More
Ciwogai[tgd] 2,000 (1995 CAPRO). Bauchi State, Ganjuwa LGA, Tsagu village and farms in the vicinity. Near the Diri. Alternate names: Tsagu, Sago. Dialects: Related to Diri. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Chadic, West, B, B.2Read More
C'lela[dri] 90,000 (1993 SIL). Eastern Kebbi State, Zuru, Sakaba, and Donko-Wasagu LGAsRead More
Como Karim[cfg] 11,386 (2000 WCD). Taraba State, Jalingo, Karim Lamido LGAs, near Lau. Alternate names: Chomo, Shomong, Shomoh, Nuadhu, Shomo Karim, Kirim, Kiyu, Kinzimba, Asom. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Jukunoid, Central, Jukun-Mbembe-Wurbo, WurboRead More
Cori[cry] 1,000 (2004). Kaduna State, Jema'a LGA, one village and associated hamlets. Alternate names: Chori. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Plateau, Western, Northwestern, HyamicRead More
Daba[dbq] 1,000 in Nigeria (1992 Crozier and Blench). Adamawa State, Mubi LGA, between Mubi and Bahuli, 1 village. Alternate names: Dabba. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Chadic, Biu-Mandara, A, A.7Read More
Dadiya[dbd] 30,000 (1998). Bauchi State, Balanga LGARead More
Dass[dot] 8,830. Population includes 1,130 Lukshi, 4,700 Durr-Baraza, 700 Wandi and Zumbul, 2,300 Dot (1971 census). Bauchi State, Akleri, Toro, and Dass LGAsRead More
Daza[dzd] Bauchi State, Darazo LGA, a few villages. Alternate names: Dazawa. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Chadic, West, ARead More
Defaka[afn] 200 (2001 Blench). Rivers State, Opobo-Nkoro LGA, in the Niger Delta, town of Nkoro. Alternate names: Afakani. Dialects: Related to the Ijo group. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Ijoid, DefakaRead More
Degema[deg] 10,000 (1999 SIL). Rivers State, Degema LGA, Usokun-Degema (Usokun) and Degema Town (Atala) communities. Alternate names: "Udekama". Dialects: Atala, Usokun (Kala Degema). Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Edoid, DeltaRead More
Dendi[ddn] 2,050 in Nigeria (2000 WCD). Kebbi State, Argungu and Bagudo LGAs, on upper Niger River. Alternate names: Dandawa. Classification: Nilo-Saharan, Songhai, SouthernRead More
Deno[dbb] 6,000 (1995 CAPRO). Bauchi State, Darazo LGA, 45 km northeast of Bauchi town. Alternate names: Denawa, Denwa, Be. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Chadic, West, A, A.2, Bole, Bole ProperRead More
Dera[kna] 20,000 (1973 SIL). Gongola State, Guyuk LGARead More
Dghwede[dgh] 30,000 (1980 UBS). Borno State, Gwoza LGA. Alternate names: Hude, Johode, Traude, Dehoxde, Tghuade, Toghwede, Wa'a, Azaghvana, Zaghvana. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Chadic, Biu-Mandara, A, A.4, Mandara Proper, GlavdaRead More
Dibo[dio] 100,000 (1992 Crozier and Blench). Niger State, Lapai LGARead More
Dijim-Bwilim[cfa] 25,000 (1998). Bauchi State, Balanga LGARead More
Diri[dwa] 7,196 (2000 WCD). Bauchi State, Ningi and Darazo LGAs. Alternate names: Dirya, Diriya, Diryawa. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Chadic, West, B, B.2Read More
Dirim[dir] 9,000 (1992). Taraba State, Bali LGA. Alternate names: Dirin, Dirrim, Daka, Dakka. Dialects: Close to Samba Daka and may be a dialect. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, DakoidRead More

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