Kanuri
Kànùrí
Country Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Cameroon
Region Lake Chad
Ethnicity Kanuri (Yerwa Kanuri etc.), Kanembu
Speakers
8.6 million (1998-2015)
Family
Nilo-Saharan?
AreaNortheast, Kawar region.
Language Sites
ISO 639-1 kr
ISO 639-2 kau
ISO 639-3 kau – inclusive code
Individual codes:
knc – Central Kanuri
kby – Manga Kanuri
krt – Tumari Kanuri
bms – Bilma Kanuri
kbl – Kanembu
Glottolog kanu1279
Kanuri languages map 001.png
Map of the majority usage of the five major languages of the Kanuri language group.
  • BMS Kanuri, Bilma
  • KNC Kanuri, Central
  • KBY Kanuri, Manga
  • KRT Kanuri, Tumari
  • KBL Kanembu
Type Date Title Vernacular ID Links