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The Adamawa languages are a group of languages scattered across the Adamawa Plateau in central Africa, in Nigeria, Cameroon, and Chad. They belong to the Adamawa-Ubangi subgroup of the Niger-Congo family. They are among the least studied groups in Africa, and include many endangered languages; by far the largest of the nearly one hundred small Adamawa languages is Mumuye , at 400,000 speakers. A couple of unclassified languages - notably Laal and Jalaa - are found along their fringes. They are divided into the following subgroups:
- Tula-Wiyaa (or Waja)
- Bikwin-Jen (or Jen)
- Baa (or, confusingly, Kwa)
- Bəna-Mboi (or Yungur)
- Nyimwom (or Kam)
- Unclassified Adamawa languages
The Fali and Dakoid languages were removed by Boyd 1989.
- List of Adamawa languages - Blench
- Tula-Wiyaa languages - Blench
- Leeko group - Blench
- The Perema (Wom) language of northeastern Nigeria: classification, phonology and noun morphology (PDF) by Roger M. Blench, 2000. Mallam Dendo, Cambridge.
- Adamawa languages - Ethnologue
- A rapid appraisal survey of Gbete (PDF) by Jason Diller & Kari Jordan-Diller, 2002. SIL Electronic Survey Reports SILESR 2002-050.
- A sociolinguistic survey of the Mambay language of Chad and Cameroon (PDF) by Cameron Hamm, 2002. SIL Electronic Survey Reports SILESR 2002-039.
- Rapid appraisal and lexicostatistical analysis surveys of Dama, Mono, Pam, Ndai and Oblo (PDF) by Michael & Charlene Ayotte, 2002. SIL Electronic Survey Reports SILESR 2002-048.
- Karang - SIL-Cameroon
- SIL-Cameroon bibliography
- Langue kim
- Langue tupuri
- Vocabulaires comparés des instruments aratoires dans le Nord-Cameroun, Tourneaux
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