Fania

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A language of Chad

Alternate Names
Fagnia, Fana, Fanian, Fanya, Fanyan, Kobe, Mana
Population

1,100 (1997 SIL).

Location

Guéra Region, Barh Signaka department, Melfi subprefecture, west of Lake Iro; north of Sarh, Mouraye area, Sengué, Malakonjo, Rim, Sisi, and Karo villages.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Northern Fania, Southern Fania. Distinct from Bua [bub]. Lexical similarity: 79% between dialects.

Language Use

Vigorous. Most also use Chadian Spoken Arabic [shu].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Muslim.