Kamwe language

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Kamwe(HIGI)
(Higi)
Native toNigeria and Cameroon
RegionAdamawa State and Borno State
Native speakers
(300,000 cited 1992)[1]
Afro-Asiatic
Dialects
Language codes
ISO 639-3higinclusive code
Individual code:
kvj – Psikye
Glottologkamw1239  Kamwe[2]
psik1239  Psikye[3]

Kamwe (or Kamue) is a Chadic language. It is spoken in Nigeria and Cameroon. It is the most widely spoken Biu–Mandara language with around 300,000 speakers.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Kamwe(HIGI) at Ethnologue (21st ed., 2018)
    Psikye at Ethnologue (21st ed., 2018)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Kamwe". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Psikye". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  4. Blench, Roger (2019). An Atlas of Nigerian Languages (4th ed.). Cambridge: Kay Williamson Educational Foundation.