Zarma is a member of the Songhay branch of the Nilo-Saharan language family. It is spoken by about 2.2 million people in mainly in Niger, where it is the most widely-spoken indigenous language, and also in Mali, Benin, Nigeria, Ghana and Burkina Faso.
This languages is also known as Djerma, Dyabarma, Dyarma, Dyerma, Adzerma, Zabarma, Zarbarma, Zarma, Zarmaci and Zerma.
Ya iri Baabo kaŋ go beena ra, ni maa ma ciya ihanna. Ni koytara ma kaa. Mate kaŋ cine i ga ni miila te beena ra, i m'a te neewo mo ndunnya ra. M'iri no hunkuna ŋwari, m'iri garaw-garawey yaafa iri se, sanda mate kaŋ cine iri mo g'iri garawkooney yaafa nd'a. Ma si konda iri siyaŋ do, amma m'iri faaba k'iri wa da Izefuto.
Sample text supplied by Michael Peter Füstumum
Information about the Zarma language
Online Zarma dictionaries
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