Defaka and Nkoroo

About the Documentation Project

Goals & Aims

Our goal is to produce a comprehensive documentation and description of Defaka [AFN] and Nkoroo [NKX], two languages spoken in the Niger Delta. Both of these languages are endangered: they are spoken in only a few villages, in an area where the dominant languages are English & Nigerian Pidgin (as well as Igbo, to a lesser extent).

The project has 3 components: Fieldwork, Documentation & Archiving, and Analysis & Description.

The Project Team

Financial support

Funding for this project was provided by the ‘Documenting Endangered Languages’ (DEL) Program, run by the National Science Foundation. NSF grant number 0553971.