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Small languages of northern Nigeria

N. Amankwe

Small languages of northern Nigeria

a bibliography, 1800-1990

by N. Amankwe

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Published by Jamoe Enterprises, Obtainable from Trigon Educational Suppliers, University of Nigeria in Enugu, Nsukka, Enugu State .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Nigeria, Northern
    • Subjects:
    • African languages -- Nigeria, Northern -- Bibliography.,
    • Nigeria, Northern -- Languages -- Bibliography.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 9-11) and indexes.

      Statementby Nwozo Amankwe.
      GenreBibliography.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsZ7106 .A436 2002, PL8021.N5 .A436 2002
      The Physical Object
      Pagination115 p. ;
      Number of Pages115
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3361472M
      ISBN 109783504991
      LC Control Number2004418399
      OCLC/WorldCa60189128

      Afroasiatic languages have over million native speakers, the fourth largest number of any language family (after Indo-European, Sino-Tibetan and Niger–Congo). The phylum has six branches: Berber, Chadic, Cushitic, Egyptian, Omotic and far the most widely spoken Afroasiatic language or dialect continuum is Arabic.A de facto group of distinct language varieties within the Geographic distribution: Malta, Horn of Africa, . Composed in Hausa, the most dominant of the Chadic languages, these stories are usually handwritten in small composition notebooks by women in and around the northern Nigerian city of Kano. The stories are then typed up, mimeographed, assembled by hand, published and sold in markets across the Sahel region, just below the Sahara desert.

      It's several weeks since the Islamist militants of Boko Haram kidnapped more than girls from a school in northeastern Nigeria and the general wants me to see what he's up against. In a country with more than individual tribal languages, English is the only language common to most people. Unofficially, the country's second language is Hausa. In northern Nigeria many people who are not ethnic Hausas speak both Hausa and their own tribal language.

        To meet the economic aspirations of its booming, youthful population, Nigeria needs to solve its energy crisis. Small-scale solutions, such as renewable home systems, are tempting, but insufficient to meet the country's needs. The United States should partner with Nigeria to help it build a high-energy grid system to power its factories and cities and to sustain a growing : Todd Moss. Hausa, people found chiefly in northwestern Nigeria and adjacent southern Niger. They constitute the largest ethnic group in the area, which also contains another large group, the Fulani, perhaps one-half of whom are settled among the Hausa as a ruling class, having adopted the Hausa language and.


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Fyem is spoken by a small community in the Central Highlands of Nigeria. This is a region of extreme linguistic and historical complexity, few of whose numerous languages have been described. Like many small languages in Africa and elsewhere, Fyem is retreating before the spread of larger tongues such as Hausa and by: There are over native languages spoken in Nigeria.

The official language of Nigeria is English, the former language of colonial British reported inNigerian English and Nigerian Pidgin were spoken as a second language by 60 million people in Nigeria. Communication in the English language is much more popular in the country's urban communities than it is in the rural areas Signed: Nigerian Sign Language, Hausa Sign Language.

Northern Nigeria was an autonomous division within Nigeria, distinctly different from the southern part of the country, with independent customs, foreign relations and security it acquired the territory of the British Northern Cameroons, which voted to become a province within Northern Nigeria.

InNorthern Nigeria was divided into the North-Eastern State, North Capital: Lokoja, (–), Zungeru. Your first book choice is by Nicholas Evans, an Australian academic and one of the leading figures in language documentation.

Please tell us more about Dying Words. This book is a history of world languages which focuses on the small languages that make up about 96% of all spoken languages but are spoken by only about 4% of the world’s population.

Nigeria, country located on the western coast of Africa. Nigeria has a diverse geography, with climates ranging from arid to humid equatorial. However, Nigeria’s most diverse feature is its people. Hundreds of languages are spoken in the country, including Yoruba, Igbo.

Spanish 98% (official); English and indigenous languages on Atlantic coast () Niger: French (official), Hausa, Djerma: Nigeria: English (official), Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo, Fulani, and more than others: Norway: Bokmål Norwegian, Nynorsk Norwegian (both official); small Sami- and Finnish-speaking minorities (Sami is official in six.

In a small town on the Benue, Fula tfxts [sic] from Gongola State, Northern Nigeria. [Tokyo]: Institute for the Study of Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: 松下, 周二, 松下, 周二,; Shūji Matsushita; Ibrahim Lau. Orphans of Northern Nigeria — An Update.

is a small community dotted by tents and thatched houses and exposed to vagaries of the weather. Nigeria (/ n aɪ ˈ dʒ ɪər i ə / ()), officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a country in West Africa, bordering Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the east, and Benin in the southern coast is on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic federation comprises 36 states and 1 Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja, is g code: +   The following conversation took place on Ma as part of Mic’s Q&A series, Pass the Mic.

Jamilah King: I’m a staff writer at Mic and my work focuses on race and culture, and I’m honored to be here with Igoni is an award-winning Nigerian author and the author of Blackass, the book we’re going to talk about also has written a short story collection called Author: Literary Hub.

Africa:: Nigeria Print. Flag Description. three equal vertical bands of green (hoist side), white, and green; the color green represents the forests and abundant natural wealth of the country, white stands for peace and unity.

The World Factbook Country/Location Locator Map Modal. Africa:: Nigeria Print. No Photos Available. Area - comparative. targeted small languages in Nigeria. but it is unclear how much the presence of basic literacy materials has done to promote language maintenance.

Several small languages of Kenya and of the Author: Bonny Sands. Technical change and the small farmer in Hausaland, Northern Nigeria.

East Lansing, Mich.: African Rural Economy Program, Dept. of Agricultural Economics, Michigan State University, (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource.

>FROM guages of NigeriaFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to: navigation, searchLinguistic map of Nigeria, Cameroon, and of a series on the Culture of Nigeria Languages Literature List of Nigerian writers List of Nigerian poets Nigeria Portalv • d • e The number of languages currently estimated and catalogued in Nigeria is some major cities of northern Nigeria, which led to five days violent clashes between the group members and the Nigerian forces and resulted in killing the sect leader, Muhammad Yusuf in Maiduguri, and more than other people (Blanchard, ).

A typical example of this would be the three regionally dominant languages found in Nigeria: namely, Hausa in the north, Yoruba in the southwest, and Igbo in the southeast. These have expanded considerably in the colonial and post-colonial period, and now serve as the prestige targets of shift for many minority communities in Nigeria.

Nigeria is nicknamed "the Giant of Africa" because of its population--at million citizens, it is the most populous African nation, and is the seventh-largest country in the world. Pictured, a. In the s there were efforts in Nigeria to collect, classify and catalogue both Arabic and non-Arabic manuscripts by some institutions such as the Centre for Arabic Documentation, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, the Northern History Research Scheme, Ahmadu Bello University, the Centre for the Study of Nigerian Languages.

Pidgin is an English-based creole language and Nigeria’s real lingua franca. English might be the official language, but in a country with well over other local languages, Pidgin was developed to aid communication among people from different parts of the country. Opinion - A language family is a group of languages that traces its descent to a common progenitor.

That progenitor is commonly referred to as the "proto-language," which linguists can't quite. IN A SMALL TOWN ON THE BENUE, FULA TFXTS [SIC] FROM GONGOLA STATE, NORTHERN NIGERIA / SHUJI MATSUSHITA, WITH A COOPERATION WITH IBRAHIM LAU.

(A New, Unread Copy with a Slight Fault) [Matsushita, Shuji] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. IN A SMALL TOWN ON THE BENUE, FULA TFXTS [SIC] FROM GONGOLA STATE, NORTHERN Author: Shuji Matsushita.Book Description. At least half of the seven thousand or so languages spoken today are in danger of disappearing during the 21st century.

Although languages have always come and gone, the current rate of language extinction is unprecedented, a loss which not only affects individual communities but also diminishes the world's linguistic heritage.The Chadic branch of the Afro-Asiatic family consists primarily of languages found in northern Nigeria.

Hausa is without a doubt the best-known and most important member of the Chadic branch. It is the most widely used in the fields of education and commerce, and lays claim to a significant body of Hausa language literature.