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PanAfriL10n - PanAfrLoc - Hyam

Hyam

1.  Classification / Classification

Linguistic lineage:

Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Plateau, Western, Northwestern, Hyamic (Ethnologue)

Alternate name: Jaba


2.  Where Spoken / Localisation géographique

Hyam is spoken by the Hyam people of Southern Kaduna, Nigeria. Specifically, it spoken in Jaba LGA, Kaduna State. (Zitt)


3.  Number of Speakers / Nombre de locuteurs

According to the Ethnologue, the Hyam were estimated to number 100,000 in 1994. If one were to use an annual growth rate figure of 3% for Kaduna State (Nigeria 2006 Census), then the Hyam can be estimated to be well over 140,000 in number.


4.  Dialect Survey / Enquête de dialecte


5.  Usage / Utilisation

One of several broadcast languages of the Kaduna State Broadcasting Corporation (KSBC), Kafanchan (Zitt)


6.  Orthography / Orthographe

6.1  Status / Statut

6.2  Sample Alphabet / Alphabet exemple

A A B C D DZ E E F G GB GH H HW HYW I J K KH KP M N NG NY P R S SH T TH THN TS V W Y YW Z ZH (Zitt)


7.  Use in ICT / Utilisation dans les TIC

7.1  Fonts / Polices

7.2  Keyboards / Claviers

a) Keyboard Layouts / Dispositions de clavier

b) Production Keyboards / Claviers de production

7.3  Content on computers & internet / Contenu en informatique et sur l'Internet

7.4  Localized software / Logiciels localisés

7.5  Codes / Codes

  • ISO 639-1:
  • ISO 639-2:
  • ISO/DIS 639-3: jab

7.6  Other / Autre


8.  Localisation resources / Ressources pour localisation

8.1  Individuals (experts) / Individuelles (experts)

8.2  Institutions / Institutions

Fantsuam Foundation, http://fantsuam.org

8.3  On the internet / Sur la toile

Zitt Localization Project, http://zitt.sourceforge.net


9.  Comments / Remarques


10.  References / Références

Ethnologue page for Tsam: http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=jab

Zitt Localization Project, http://zitt.sourceforge.net


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