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Title: Tera
Author: Paul Tench
Institution: Cardiff University
Linguistic Field: Language Documentation; Phonetics; Phonology
Subject Language: Tera
Abstract: Tera is the Hausa and English name for the Nyimatli [nimaáli] people as they call themselves, and their language. Their communities lie principally in the north and east of present-day Gombe State and in the adjoining area of Borno State in north-eastern Nigeria. There are approximately 100,000 people who speak the language as their mother tongue (Gordon & Grimes 2005: 175), many of whom also use Hausa as the local lingua franca; increasing numbers are trilingual as the result of the growing importance of English in commerce and education.

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This article appears IN Journal of the International Phonetic Association Vol. 37, Issue 2, which you can READ on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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