|Native to||Cameroon, Nigeria|
|Region||Far North Province, Cameroon; Borno State, Nigeria|
|5,000 in Cameroon (2004)|
unknown number in Nigeria
Afade is a member of the Biu-Mandara group of the Afro-Asiatic family of languages. It is related to the Cameroonian languages Mpade, Maslam, Malgbe, Mser, and Lagwan.
Afade has a large inventory of consonants, including ejectives, implosives, and labial-velar stops. The vowels of Afade are /i u e ɤ o ɛ ɔ a ɑ/. /a/ is front, rather than central.
The speakers of Afade are the indigenous Kotoko people of Cameroon and Nigeria. In Cameroon, it is spoken in the far North region: Logone-and-Chari division, south Makari subdivision, Afade area. The language is spoken by 6,700 Cameroon speakers.
In Nigeria, Afade is spoken by 40,000 speakers in Borno state, Ngala LGA, 12 villages.
There are no known dialects.
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