Bete language (Nigeria)

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Native toBete Town, Takum Local Government Authority, Taraba State, Nigeria.
Ethnicity3,000 Bete (1992)[1]
Native speakers
(50 cited 1992)[2]
Language codes
ISO 639-3byf

The Bete language of Nigeria is a nearly extinct language spoken by a small minority of the 3,000 inhabitants of Bete Town, Takum, Taraba State; its speakers have mostly shifted to Jukun Takum. It is close to Lufu.

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  1. ^ Bete language (Nigeria) at Ethnologue (14th ed., 2000).
  2. ^ Bete at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  • Crozier, David H. and Roger M. Blench, editors. 1992. An index of Nigerian languages. Abuja, Nigeria and Dallas: Nigerian Language Development Centre, Department of Linguistics and Nigerian Languages, University of Ilorin, and Summer Institute of Linguistics.