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PanAfriL10n - PanAfrLoc - Jju

Jju

1.  Classification / Classification

Linguistic lineage:

Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Plateau, Central, South-Central (Ethnologue?)

Alternate names: Kaje, Kajji, Kache (Ethnologue)


2.  Where Spoken / Localisation géographique

Jju is spoken by the Bajju people of Southern Kaduna, Nigeria. Specifically, it is spoken in Zangon Kataf LGA, Kaduna State. (Zitt)


3.  Number of Speakers / Nombre de locuteurs

As with all Nigerian languages, a lack of sufficient data at the present time means there are only estimates. According to the Ethnologue, the Bajju were estimated to number 300,000 in 1988. If one were to use an annual growth rate figure of 3% for Kaduna State (Nigeria 2006 Census), then the Bajju can be estimated to be well over 400,000 in number.

As a language with fewer than 1 million speakers, it is a minority language. Locally, it is one of the larger languages of Southern Kaduna, but it is endangered by Hausa, the lingua franca of northern Nigeria.


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 BY BYY BV BVW C CW CC CCW D DW DY DYW DYY E F FF G GW GY GYY GG GGW GB GBY GBYY H HW HWW HY HYW HYY HYYW I J JJ JJW K KW KY KYW KYY KYYW KK KKW KP KPY L M MY MYY N NY NYW NG/GN O P PY PYY PF PFW R RW RY RYW RYY RR RRW RRY S SW SS SSW SH SHW SSH SSHW T TW TY TYW TYY TS TSW TSS TSSW U U W WW Y YW YY YYW Z ZW ZZ ZZW (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: kaj

7.6  Other / Autre


8.  Localisation resources / Ressources pour localisation

8.1  Individuals (experts) / Individuelles (experts)

8.2  Institutions / Institutions

Fantsuam Foundation, http://www.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 Jju: http://www.ethnologue.com/language/kaj

Nigerian 2006 Census Population Statistics (does not include breakdown by ethnicity or language), http://www.population.gov.ng/pop_figure.pdf (link not working, 12/2015)

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

Wikipedia, "Jju language," https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jju_language (redirects to page about the Bajju ethnic group, 12/2015)


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