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Laka language (Nigeria)

Native toNigeria
Native speakers
5,000 (1995)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3lak

Laka is an unclassified Mbum language of northern Nigeria.

Blench (2019) lists speaker locations in Taraba State, Karim Lamido LGA (at Lau) and Adamawa State, Yola LGA; and also in Cameroon. Alternate names are Lau and Lao Habe.[3]


  1. ^ Laka at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Laka (Nigeria)". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Blench, Roger (2019). An Atlas of Nigerian Languages (4th ed.). Cambridge: Kay Williamson Educational Foundation.