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Berakou

A language of Chad

ISO 639-3bxv

Population  2 (1995 D. Djarangar).
Region  West, Chari Baguirmi Prefecture; N’Djamena Subprefecture, north of Djermaya and between Karal and Tourba; Bokoro Subprefecture, Ngoura area. 23 villages.
Alternate names   Babalia, Bubalia
Dialects  Bolo Djarma, Mondogossou, Manawadji, Yiryo.
Classification  Nilo-Saharan, Central Sudanic, West, Bongo-Bagirmi, Sara-Bagirmi, Bagirmi
Language use  Babalia dialect speakers shifting to Chadian Spoken Arabic [shu], Babalia Creole Arabic [bbz] or Kotoko languages. All older than 60 years (1995).
Comments  The people are called ‘Babalia’, the language ‘Berakou’. Muslim. Nearly extinct.
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