Information from: “The Sambe language of Central Nigeria and its affinities” . Roger Blench and Barau Kato (2006)
80 percent certain, based on the evidence available
"In 2001, Sambe was spoken by six people, three men and three women. All of these are extremely aged and the principal informant was said to be over 90 years old... Many other people of a slightly younger age have some knowledge of the language and can produce isolated words, but were apparently never fluent speakers. In 2005, Sambe was only spoken by two people, Atsar Amúsha, a man said to be ninety years old, and his wife, Àkutá Àbɔ, said to be eighty five."
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"Sambe has given way to Ninzo and is effectively moribund; within a few years it will be spoken no more."
"In 2005, Sambe was spoken in a single village, Sambe, some 10 km. west of the town of Agamati, on the Fadan Karshe-Wamba road. It was apparently formerly spoken at the settlements of Unguwar Gogo, Àlàn, Tèlèkpɔ, Gbàtar, Ungwan Tukura, Ungwan Madaki, Ungwan Galadima and Ungwan Sarki."
Information from: “Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 16th Edition (2009)” . M. Paul Lewis · SIL International
20 percent certain, based on the evidence available
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Most have shifted to Ninzo [nin].
Kaduna state, Sambe village 10 km west of Agamati town.