Languages of Nasarawa State


Information

There are 29 languages spoken as first languages in Nasarawa State.
Most languages are small minority languages.
Major languages are Agatu, Basa, Eggon, Gbagyi, Gade, Goemai, Gwandara, Ham, Kofyar, and Lijili.
One language Basa-Gumna is extinct.

Language Used Area

AGATU

Awe and Nasarawa LGA

AKE

Lafia LGA

ALAGO

Awe, Doma,Obi , Keana and Lafia
LGA

ARUM-TESU

Akwanga LGA

BASA

Nassarawa LGA

BASA-GUMNA (†)

Nassarawa LGA

BU

Akwanga LGA

DIBO

Nassarawa LGA

DUHWA

Akwanga LGA

EBIRA

Nassarawa LGA

EGGON

Nassarawa, Akwanga, Lafia, Awe,
and Obi LGA

ELOYI

Awe and Nassarawa LGA

GADE

Nassarawa LGA

GBAGYI

Keffi, and Nassarawa LGA

GBARI

Nassarawa LGA

GOEMAI

Lafia and Awe LGA

GWANDARA

Keffi, Lafia, Nassarawa, and
Akwanga LGA

HAM

Keffi LGA

HASHA

Akwanga LGA

KOFYAR cluster

Lafia LGA

LIJILI

Awe and Lafia LGA

MADA

Akwanga LGA

MAMA

Akwanga LGA

NINZAM

Akwanga LGA

NUMANA-NUNKU-GWANTU-NUMBU

Akwanga LGA

NUNGU

Akwanga LGA

TIV

Lafia LGA

TORO

Akwanga LGA

WAPAN

Lafia and Awe LGA

YESKWA

Keffi LGA