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Title:A summary of a Sociolinguistic Survey of the Kambari in Niger and Kebbi states, Nigeria, 2011-03
Contributor (researcher):Hansley, Marcus
Muniru, John
Ayenajeh, Samuel
Rueck, Michael J.
Description:A survey was done in the section of the Kambari language area between Kontagora, Birnin Yauri and Rijau in north-western Nigeria to determine which languages people use in that area, the vitality of the languages and what opportunities exist there for language development. The research was focused particularly on the Kambari languages spoken within this triangle. Sociolinguistic data was collected in seventeen different villages throughout the area using group interviews and wordlists. It appears that Tsuvaɗi is the primary Kambari language spoken in this area. There were some Agwara Kambari (Cishingini) villages in the western corner of the triangle, near Birnin Yauri. There were also Hausa, Dukawa, Dakarkari, and Fulani villages and speakers throughout the triangle. Agaɗi is not actually an identifiable language inside this triangle, but a relative term which means “highlander” or “northerner”. Those people we expected to be Agaɗi and speak Tsugaɗi told us that they are Avaɗi people who speak Tsuvaɗi. However, there is a real linguistic difference between two dialects of Tsuvaɗi with a rough dividing line between them along the Malendo River, which flows from east to west across the triangle. The Tsuvaɗi language appears to have high vitality, especially in interior villages away from paved roads.
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/55997
Extent:21 pages
Language (ISO639):eng
Spatial Coverage (ISO3166):NE
Subject:Cishingini language
Tsuvadi language
Avadi; Agwara; KLP; Kontagora
Subject (ISO639):asg
Type (DCMI):Text


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OaiIdentifier:  oai:sil.org:55997
DateStamp:  2013-04-27
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Citation: Hansley, Marcus (researcher); Muniru, John (researcher); Ayenajeh, Samuel (researcher); Rueck, Michael J. (researcher). 2011-03-20. SIL Language and Culture Archives.
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Country: Nigeria
Area: Africa

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