Kambari is a member of the Kainji branch of Altantic-Congo language. It is spoken in Kebbi and Niger states in the northwest of Nigeria. It 2004 there were about 100,000 speakers of Kambari, which is also known as Akimba, Auna, Kamberchi, Kamberri, Kimba or Tsikimba.

There are three varieties of Kambari: Agwara Kambari, Salka Kambari and Auna Kambari.

Kambari alphabet and pronunciation

Kambari alphabet and pronunciation

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Download an alphabet chart for Kambari (Excel)

Information about the Kambari alphabet compiled by Wolfram Siegel

Sample text

Kaza̱i ka Aminya

Kaza̱i ka aminya ka roku ka pini a Ndazu. La u wusha baci aminya a ama, aku u bana aga̱ta̱ u ba u za̱sa̱. U za̱ baci, aku u wecikpe a ɗa pini a aga̱ta̱ yi. U laza u a̱sa̱ka̱ a ɗa pini, bawu uza ha wa wundika yi. Kain dem nala.


The Clothes Washer

There was once a clothes washer in Ndazu town. He would receive people’s clothes, then he would go to the river and wash them. When he had washed them, then he would spread them beside the river to dry. He would leave them there without anyone to watch them for him. Every day he did like that.

Source: http://www.sil.org/resources/publications/entry/9246

Information about Kambari provided by Michael Peter Füstumum

Sample video in Kambari


Information about the Kambari language

Atlantic-Congo languages

Bandial, Bariba, Berom, Cebaara, Efik, Esimbi, Ibibio, Iceve-Maci, Jibu, Kambari, Kar, Kissi, Kom, Laalaa, Limba, Mbum, Mono, Mundang, Noon, Obolo, Safen, Supyire, Temne, Ubang, Yemba

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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