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Jarawa language (Nigeria)

Jarawa (also known as Jar, Jara, or in Hausa: Jaranchi) is the most populous of the Southern Bantoid Jarawan languages of eastern Nigeria. It is a dialect cluster consisting of many varieties.

Dialects

Jarawa dialects are:
  • Zhár (Bankal)
  • Zugur (Duguri)
  • Gwak (Gingwak)
  • Ndaŋshi
  • Dòòrì
  • Mbat (Bada)
  • Mùùn
  • Kantana
  • Dàmùl Kantana may be a distinct language.

    Blench (2019) lists these varieties as dialects of Jar (Jarawa).

  • Zhar
  • Ligri
  • Kantana
  • Bobar (?)
  • Gwak (Gingwak)
  • Dõõri
  • Mbat
  • Mbat-Galamkya