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Extinct: no
Family: Indo-European
Branch: Anatolian
Continent: Africa
Country: Nigeria
 
Region: Bauchi State, Dass, Toro, and Bauchi LGAs.
Countries Where Spoken: 22,000 (1995 CAPRO) including 2,000 Zul (1995), 4,000 Buli (1993), 400 Langas (1993), 15,000 Polci, 250 Baram (1993), 800 Dir (1993).
Countries Where Official: Nigeria
   
Native Speakers: 22,000
Speakers Total: 44,450
  
Phrasebase members who speak Palaic at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Palaic at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Palaic: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Palaic: 0
  
Three Letter Code: POL
Alternative Names: PALCI, PALCHI, POLCHI
Dialects:
 
Summary: Polci dialect cluster in Barawa language cluster. Investigation needed: bilingual proficiency in Hausa, attitudes. Grammar. Agriculturalists: guinea corn, peanuts, acha, maize; animal husbandry: fowl, goats; hunters.
 

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