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Jara language

Native toNigeria
RegionBorno and Gombei States, Biu, Kwaya-Kusar, Akko and Yamaltu-Deba LGAs.
Native speakers
46,000 (2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3jaf

Jara, also known as Jera, is a Nigerian language reported to be spoken by 46,000 people in 2000.[1] It is spoken in Borno and Gombe States, in the Biu, Kwaya-Kusar, Akko, and Yamaltu-Deba LGAs. It is an Afro-Asiatic language, in the Biu–Mandara branch of Chadic family. Use of Jara is declining; it is being displaced by Fulfulde and Hausa.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Jara at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Jara". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.