Nigeria

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Zarma

Language Data

  • Alternate names: Adzerma, Djerma, Dyabarma, Dyarma, Dyerma, Zabarma, Zarbarma, Zarmaci; Also, in Burkina Faso: Adzerma, Djerma, Dyabarma, Dyarma, Dyerma, Zabarma, Zarbarma; in Mali: Adzerma, Djerma, Dyabarma, Dyarma, Dyerma, Zabarma, Zarbarma, Zarma; in Nigeria: Adzerma, Djerma, Dyabarma, Dyarma, Dyerma, Zabarma, Zarbarma, Zerma
  • Dialects: Kaado
  • Scriptures published:
    • Bible (1990)
    • New Testament (1954)
    • Portions (1934)
    • FCBH  (1977 Bible Society of Cote d'Ivoire)  See above
    • The JESUS Film See above
  • Literacy: Taught in primary schools
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: Niger
  • Region: Tillabéri and Dosso regions; also Niamey
  • Also used in: Burkina Faso, Mali, Nigeria
  • Religion: Muslim, traditional religion, Christian
  • Status: Recognized language in Niger
  • Number of users: 2,440,100 (2,350,000 in Niger (2006); 600 in Burkina Faso (1987 SIL); 500; 87,800 in Nigeria (2000))
  • Vitality: Educational

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)