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Kyenga language

Kyenga
Tyenga
Kyangganya
Region Nigeria, Benin
Native speakers
(12,000 cited 1995–2012)[1]
Niger–Congo
  • Mande
    • Eastern
      • Bisa–Busa
        • Samo–Busa
          • Busa languages
            • Shanga–Tyenga
              • Kyenga
Language codes
ISO 639-3 tye
Glottolog kyen1242 [2]
Kyangga[3]
Person Kyanggani
People Kyanggana
Language Kyangganya

Kyenga (also spelled Tyenga, Tienga, Kyanga, Tyanga, Cenka, Kenga), is a Mande language of Nigeria and Benin. Usage is declining, with speakers shifting to Hausa in Nigeria and Dendi in Benin.

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ Kyenga at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Kyenga". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Blench, Roger (2019). An Atlas of Nigerian Languages (4th ed.). Cambridge: Kay Williamson Educational Foundation.



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