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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.


This article appears IN Journal of the International Phonetic Association Vol. 37, Issue 2.

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