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Extinct: no
Family: Niger-Congo
Branch: Kwa
Continent: Africa
Country: Nigeria
 
Region: Niger State, Mariga, Gbako, Agaie, and Lapai LGAs; Kwara State, Edu LGA; KoGi State, KogiLGA; Federal Capital Territory.
Countries Where Spoken: 800,000 (1990).
Countries Where Official: Nigeria
   
Native Speakers: 800,000
Speakers Total: 800,000
  
Phrasebase members who speak Nupe at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Nupe at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Nupe: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Nupe: 0
  
Three Letter Code: NUP
Alternative Names: NUPE, NUFAWA, NUPECI, NUPENCHI, NUPECIDJI, NUPENCIZI
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Summary: Nupe Central has become the literary norm. A regionally important language. Investigation needed: intelligibility with dialects. Trade language. Dictionary. Grammar. Literacy rate in second language: 60%. Fishermen. Muslim, traditional religion, Christian. Bible 1953-1989.
 

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