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Help with North Central Nigerian Languages: Gbagyi, Gade and Koro

Date Submitted: 13-Aug-2012
From: Adegboye Adeyanju
Subject: Help with North Central Nigerian Languages: Gbagyi, Gade and Koro
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Notice: I am investigating issues of linguistic rights of Nigerian languages especially the North Central Nigerian languages- Gbagyi, Gade and Koro spoken in the Middle Belt region of Nigeria) and their relationship to Hausa. The work focuses on language, social justice, culture and rights and require, as a matter of urgency, assistance into the work. I am on the verge of winding up the investigation but know I and the work would benefit from your input and suggestions. I especially require information/material on areal/genetic relationship, if any, the cognates, if established in all or some of these, their relation to Hausa language-if existing, structure, morphology, origin of the languages, etc.