Barein

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A language of Chad

Alternate Names
Baraïn, Guilia, Jalkia
Population

4,100 (1993 census).

Location

Guéra region: Bahr Signaka department, Melfi subprefecture, west (Jalkia), south, southwest (Komi), and east (Sakaya) of Melfi.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Guilia, Jalkia, Komi, Sakaya (Dagne, Jelkin). Lexical similarity: 92% between the Jalkia dialect and the Guilia dialect, 70% between the Sakaya dialect and both Jalkia and Guilia.

Language Use

Also use Chadian Spoken Arabic [shu].

Other Comments

Muslim.