Bidiyo

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A language of Chad

Alternate Names
Bidio, ’Bidio, Bidiya, ’Bidiyo, Bidiyo-Waana, Bidyo
Population

14,000 (Jungraithmayr 1981).

Location

Guéra Region, Guéra department, Mongo subprefecture, south of Mongo and west of Abou Telfane.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Bigawguno (Tounkoul), Garawgino (Kafila), Jekkino (Kofilo), Nalguno (Niergui), ’Oboyguno (Zerli). The first 2 dialects listed are eastern, the others western. Dambiya is probably a Bidiyo dialect instead of a Migaama [mmy] dialect.

Language Use

Most also use Chadian Spoken Arabic [shu].

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Muslim.