Nupe is a number of the Nupoid branch of the Volta-Niger language family. It is spoken mainly in the Middle Belt region of Nigeria, in Niger State, Kwara North, Kogi State and Federal Capital Territory. There are about 1 million speakers of Nupe, which is also known as Nupe-Nupe-Tako, Nufawa, Nupeci or Nupenchi. It is closely related to Gbari and Kakanda.
There are two dialects of Nupe: Nupe central and Nupe Tako. The written language is based on Nupe central.
Tones are indicated as follows: á = high tone, à = low tone, a = mid tone, â = falling tone, ǎ = rising tone. Alternatively the falling tone is marked as ǎ and the rising tone as â. Other tone indication may be used, as in the sample text.
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Wun ayike yi ga gạ, ga, yi de lefi ndondo à na, yi eta nimi yi ta, gasikiya ma da nimi yi bo à : wun ayike yi ga ye lefi yizi na, U yi Eza aminci, to Gasikiyadeci nạ Wun a jin yi gafara lefi yizi nạ, to nạ Wun a la yi li be eli dede nyi nạ kpata.
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Aja, Ayizo, Edo, Ewe, Fon, Gen, Igbo, Ikwerre, Isoko, Nupe, Ogba, Urhobo, Yorùbá
Languages written with the Latin alphabet
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