Language: Yendang (Retired)

Classification

This entry has been retired and is featured here only for bookkeeping purposes. Either the entry has been replaced with one or more more accurate entries or it has been retired because it was based on a misunderstanding to begin with.

Retired in ISO 639-3: Split into Yendang [ynq] and Yotti [yot]

  • Change request: 2011-150
  • ISO 639-3: yen
  • Name: Yendang
  • Reason: split
  • Effective: 2012-02-03

Excerpt from change request document:

Yotti is listed as a dialect of Yendang. This was a mistake, as they are linguistically and socially distinct. In an interview in Mayo Lope in 2007, the Yotti individuals said that they have two origins: some clans come from Yoro (linking them with Mumuye [mzm]) and others from Bolki (linking them with Bacama [bcy]). They report than many are bilingual in Mumuye [mzm] and Yendang from an eariy age, but there are some Yotti (particularly the Nyagbalaŋ and Yɛyɪpte clans) who do not understand Yendang well.

Intelligibility testing with children in Bonding (a Yotti village) showed very poor understanding of a text recorded in Kpankwai (a Yendang village).

Lexical similarity: 35% with Bali [bcn], 35% with Kpasham [pbn], 13% with Yendang [yen].

Population: Yotti have about eight villages compared with many more than thirty Yendang villages.

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