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Title:A Sociolinguistic Survey of the Kofyar (Koffiar) of Plateau State, Nigeria
Abstract:The survey team visited the Kofyar language groups of Quan-pan and Mangu Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Plateau States in Nigeria, from May 26th to 30th 2014. Kofyar language varieties are Kwagallak [kwl], Doemak [kwl], Mernyang [kwl], Bwall [kwl] and Jipal [kwl]. The main goal of the survey was to assess whether speakers of Kwagallak, Deomak, Mernyang, Bwall, and Jipal could use common literature in one of the languages. Therefore, the survey team interviewed different people and groups, gathered words for checking lexical similarity and asked them about their desire for development of their language including translation of the Bible. Our findings indicate that Kwagallak may be developed to serve the Kwagallak, Doemak, Mernyang, Bwall and Jipal. But the Jipal may need some effort to perfect Kwagallak. Or develop Kwagallak for the Kwagallak, Doemak and Bwall. And develop Mernyang for the Mernyang and Jipal, since the Jipal reported to undertand Mernyang well and chose it for development before Kwagallak.
Contributor (author):Hon, Luther
Muniru, John
Gobak, Fittokka
Nweke, Uche
Agwom, Izang
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/60718
Extent:v, 9 pages
Identifier (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/60718
Language (ISO639):eng
Publisher:Language Development Facilitators
Spatial Coverage (ISO3166):NE
Subject:Kofyar language
Subject (ISO639):kwl
Type (DCMI):Text


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DateStamp:  2013-04-27
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Citation: Hon, Luther; Muniru, John; Gobak, Fittokka; Nweke, Uche; Agwom, Izang. 2014-05. Language Development Facilitators.
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Country: Nigeria
Area: Africa

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