Bade language

Bade Language

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Bade (also spelled Bede or Bedde) is a West Chadic language spoken by the Bade people in Yobe State and Jigawa State, Nigeria. Their traditional ruler is the Emir of Bade.There are three major dialects of Bade, Western Bade, Gashua Bade (spoken in Gashua), and Southern Bade. Speakers are shifting to Hausa.Raymond G. Gordon, Jr, ed. 2005. Ethnologue: Languages of the World. 15th edition. Dallas: Summer Institute of Linguistics.

Bade is a tonal language. Each syllable of a noun is specified for high, low, rising, or falling tone. However, verbs are assigned tones based on their tense.

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Further reading

  • Russell G. Schuh. 1977. "Bade/Ngizim determiner system," Afroasiatic Linguistics 4:1-74.


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