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Miship, or Chip, is an Afro-Asiatic language spoken in Plateau State, Nigeria. Doka is a dialect. The chip people are found in Pankshin local government. The traditional occupation of Chip people is farming. The people worship Na'an. Oral tradition states that they migrated from Kanem-Bornu to their present homeland with other tribes, Ngas, Mupun, Mwaghavul. Most chip names are unisex so in order to differentiate a man from a woman the prefix Na is added to the woman's name and Da is added to the man's. For example a man and a woman both sharing Nandi, the man would be Danan and the woman Nanan.
Words, Sentences and Numbers In Chip
God - Na' an / Nan
Father - Nda
Child - La
Girl - Larep
Wash - Vang
Person - Gurum
Rain - Fuan/Fwan
Children - Jep
Gwom - Tuwon
Kapa - Rice
Kuzuk - Acha
Tok - soup
Chicken - Co
Dog - As
Goat - Irr
Lu - Meat. It is used to specifically refer to the meat gotten out of an animal, for example chicken would be Lu Co
. What is your name - Sim yi awe? (girl) Sim gih awe (boy) Good night - Nan yakal kih mun. Bye - sai dih darr.
One - Kihme Two - Vul Three - Kun Four- Ferre Five - pa'ad
- Miship at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Miship". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
- "Official Website of Plateau State". www.plateaustate.gov.ng. Retrieved 2016-12-26.
- Mohammed, Aminu Muazu; Katwal, Permark Isah (2010). "The Miship: People, language, and dialects" (PDF). California Linguistic Notes.
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