Kugama language

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Native toNigeria
RegionAdamawa state
Native speakers
5,000 Kugama (1995)[2]
unclear if figure for Gengle is additional or duplicate
Language codes
ISO 639-3Either:
kow – Kugama
geg – Gengle (duplicate code)[1]

Kugama, or Gengle, is an Adamawa language of Nigeria. It is spoken in Mayo-Belwa and Fufore Local Government Areas of Adamawa State[4][5]. It is classified within the Yendang group of the Adamawa language family[4].


  1. ^ Hammarström (2015) Ethnologue 16/17/18th editions: a comprehensive review: online appendices
  2. ^ Kugama at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Gengle (duplicate code)[1] at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Gengle-Kugama". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  4. ^ a b "Kugama". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2019-07-17.
  5. ^ "Gengle". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2019-07-17.