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PanAfriL10n - PanAfrLoc - Tyap

Tyap

1.  Classification / Classification

Linguistic lineage:

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

Tyap (or Nerzitt) is a language cluster comprising the following languages:

Atakar (Atakat),Gworok (Gwolok, Kagoro), Fantsuam (Kafanchan), Kachichere (Aticherak), Sholio (Moroa) and Tyap (Kataf, Katab). (Zitt)


2.  Where Spoken / Localisation géographique

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

Locally, it is "an important district language." (Ethnologue)


3.  Number of Speakers / Nombre de locuteurs

As with all Nigerian languages, a lack of current ethnic and linguistic data means only estimates are available. Roger Blench provides the figure of 130,000 for the Tyap language in 1990.

Using a growth rate of 3% for Kaduna State (Nigerian Government), then native Tyap speakers are now over 200,000 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 CH CHY D E F G GB GH GHW GHY I I J JHY K KH KP L M N NG NY O P R S SH SHY T TS U V W Y Z (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: kcg

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 Tyap: http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=kcg

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

Blench, Roger, ed., Atlas of Nigerian Languages, IIIrd ed. (2006)

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


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