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Bali

A language of Nigeria

ISO 639-3bcn

Population  2,000 (1991 R. Blench).
Region  Adamawa state, Numan LGA, at Bali, 30 km from Numan on Jalingo road.
Language map  Nigeria, Map 5, reference number 278
Alternate names   Bibaali, Ibaali, Maya
Dialects  Similar to Kpasam [pbn].
Classification  Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, North, Adamawa-Ubangi, Adamawa, Leko-Nimbari, Mumuye-Yandang, Yandang
Language use  Also use Hausa [hau], Bacama [bcy], or Fulfulde [fuv].
Comments  ‘Maya’ or ‘Abaali’ is their name for the language, ‘Ibaali’ for the people. Agriculturalists: guinea corn, peanuts, rice. Christian, traditional religion, Muslim.
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