Buduma

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A language of Chad

Alternate Names
Boudouma, Yedima, Yedina, Yidana, Yidena
Population

51,600 in Chad (1993 census). Population total all countries: 54,800.

Location

Lac Region, Mamdi department, Bol subprefecture; also Hadjer-Lamis Region, Lake Chad islands and north shore.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Northern Buduma, Southern Buduma. 90% inherent intelligibility between dialects.

Language Use

Vigorous. Most domains. About 50% use Kanuri [knc]. 33,000 also use Kanembu [kbl]. Including those living near Bol. Also use Chadian Spoken Arabic [shu].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: Below 5%. Grammar.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Muslim, traditional religion.

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