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B.1 West Chadic
Borno State and Jigawa State, Nigeria
Linguistic classification: Afro-Asiatic
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West Chadic per Newman (1977)

The Bade (also called B.1 West Chadic) languages are a branch of West Chadic languages. They are spoken in the Borno and Jigawa States of North Nigeria. Bade is the most widely spoken Bade langauge. It is where the branch gets its name.


The Bade languages are:

  • Duwai
  • Bade
  • Shira (†)
  • Ngizim
  • Teshenawa (†)
  • Auyokawa (†)

† = Extinct language

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