On Language Endangerment and Language Maintenance: A Case Study of Zarma of Sokoto State of Nigeria

Abubakar Muhammad

Abstract


The focus of inquiry in this paper is to examine the nature of language endangerment with specific reference to Zarma, one of the indigenous but minority languages of Sokoto State of Nigeria visa-vis the processes and strategies exploited in preserving the language in the face of overwhelming predominance of Hausa.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ijl.v6i5.5984

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