•Published evidence for the unity of East Kainji as a
group and for its
subclassification is non-existent. Scattered wordlists, some very short, are found in the BCCW and
in the publications of
Shimizu. Since the field trips conducted
by Shimizu in the 1970s there have been virtually no new materials published on East Kainji languages.
•John Nengel, made a number of visits to some of these
communities in the
1980s to collect historical data but studies of East Kainji languages have largely
languished. As a
consequence, we began to undertake a survey of East Kainji communities, especially in the Jos area,
and focusing on
languages reported by Shimizu as severely threatened.
•So far data has been collected on the Boze [=Buji],
Loro, Panawa, Sheni,
Tunzu, Ziriya and Zora [=Cokobo] languages.
A dictionary project is underway for Boze