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Becky with Sabo's family

Becky standing with Sabo and his family

Pipero is a West Chadic language spoken by approximately 25,000 people in southern Gombe State, Nigeria. The language is know by other names in including Filiya (the name of one of the largest towns). Most Pero people live as farmers; their primary crops include guinea corn, peanuts, beniseed (sesame seed), millet, maize, cotton, beans and fruit.

Becky worked with Pipero speakers over a 2 year period: from 2005 to 2007. Visiting in: January and October 2005,  January, May, and September 2006 & January and February 2007. They were working on establishing a writing system for widespread use, materials for teaching reading and writing,  translation of the Gospel of Luke, the script of the Jesus Film, and general increased use of the language in spoken and written form.

A page from the Pero reading and writing book from 2007

A page from the Pero reading and writing book
from 2007

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