Fading Delimitations: Language, Culture and Ethno-Linguistics of the Maha in Northeast Nigeria

Description: 

By looking at the Maha in their relation to the Hausa, Kanuri, Fulani and other dominant ethnic groups surrounding them, we analyze how their location close to the borders of rival empires has influenced their language. In particular, we identify factors which since colonial times have led to a gradual language shift and ethnic conversion.

Region: 
Africa
Department: 
Institute for African Studies and Egyptology
Period: 
2010-01 to 2015-12
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