Tso language

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Tso
nyi tsó
Native toeastern Nigeria
Native speakers
(16,000 cited 1992) [1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 ldp
Glottolog tsoo1241
Tsó
Peopletsó-bó
Languagenyi tsó

Tso (Tsóbó, Lotsu, Cibbo) is one of the Savanna languages of eastern Nigeria.

Dialects

The language is known as nyi tsó, while the people are known as Tsobo [tsó-bó]. The ethnic subgroups are, [2]

A subsection of the Gusobu may also live in Luzoo settlement.

Each ethnic subgroup speaks a different Tso dialect. The Swaabou and Gusobu reportedly have trouble understanding each other. Tso lexical diversity is partly due to the tradition of word tabooing. [2]

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References

  1. Tso at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. 1 2 Kleinewillinghöfer, Ulrich. 2014. The languages of the Tula – Waja Group. Adamawa Languages Project.