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Nupe language

Native to Nigeria
Region Niger State, Kwara North, Kogi State, Federal Capital Territory
Native speakers
unknown (800,000 cited 1990)[1]
Nupe Tako (Bassa Nge)
Language codes
ISO 639-3 nup
Glottolog nupe1254[2]

The Nupe language (Nufawa, Nupeci, Nupecidji, Nupenchi, Nupencizi) is spoken primarily by the Nupe people of the Middle Belt region of Nigeria; its geographical distribution is limited to the west-central portion of this region and maintains pre-eminence in Niger State.


  1. ^ Nupe at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Nupe-Nupe-Tako". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 

External links

  • PanAfriL10n page on Nupe
  • Takada nya Aduwa nya Eza Kama kendona zizi nya Anglican Church yi na Portions of the Book of Common Prayer in Nupe.

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