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Title:A Summary of a Sociolinguistic Survey of the Adara of Kaduna and Niger States, Nigeria
Abstract:The survey team visited the Adara language group of Kachia, Kajuru and Paikoro Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Kaduna and Niger States in Nigeria, from March 1st to March 16th 2011. We did not visit Muya LGA because the dialect is the same as the one spoken in Paikoro LGA. The Adara people are commonly called Kadara, especially by outsiders. They are known to speak dialects of the Kadara language. The dialects are Adara [kad], Ada [kad], Eneje [kad], Ajiya [idc] and Ekhwa [ikv]. The main goal of the survey was to determine the most suitable dialect(s) that all speakers of Adara understand and accept as the best for a standard written form of Adara that would serve all of them. The survey team tested for intelligibility, interviewed different people and groups, gathered words for checking lexical similarity and asked them about their potential support of a language project. Our findings indicate that Adara may be developed to serve Adara, Ada and Eneje, while Ajiya and Ekhwa may need separate literature. Alternatively, Ada may also be developed to serve only Ada and Eneje, while Adara, Ajiya and Ekhwa may each need separate literature.
Contributor (author):Hon, Luther
Ajaegbu, Grace
Magnusson, Carol
Nweke, Uche S.
Yoder, Zachariah
Date:2011-03-01 to 2011-03-16
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/59967
Extent:v,18 pages
Identifier (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/59967
Language (ISO639):eng
Spatial Coverage (ISO3166):NE
Subject:Idon language
Iku-Gora-Ankwa language
Adara language
vitality; intelligibility; dialect; bilingualism
Subject (ISO639):idc
Type (DCMI):Text


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Citation: Hon, Luther; Ajaegbu, Grace; Magnusson, Carol; Nweke, Uche S.; Yoder, Zachariah. 2011-03-01 to 2011-03-16. SIL Language and Culture Archives.
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Country: Nigeria
Area: Africa

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