Kibaku (Chibok)-English Dictionary
English - Kibaku(Chibok)
Mohammed Aminu Mu’azu & Rahila Abana
University of Maiduguri
The Kibaku (Chibok) language is one of the endangered Nigerian languages spoken in Borno state. The 2006 census puts the population of Kibaku (Chibok) at about sixty six thousand one hundred and five (66,105). Greenberg (1963) classified Kibaku (Chibok) under the Chadic group of languages, a sub group of the Afro-Asiatic phylum. It is classified as a member of Bata – Marghi group, which includes Kilba, Bura, Marghi, Hona, Higi, Gude and Holma.
This dictionary entitled: Kibaku (Chibok)-English Dictionary is the first dictionary of its kind on the language. The dictionary analysis consists of glossaries of the language. Apart from the English translations, equivalents of several entries are given. In addition, English-Kibaku (Chibok) vocabulary is also provided.
Mohammed Aminu Mu’azu is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Maiduguri-Nigeria. Rahila Abana is a Graduate of Linguistics/English, University of Maiduguri-Nigeria.
ISBN 9783862885275. Languages of the World/Dictionaries 53. 89pp. 2015.