Gula Iro

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A language of Chad

Alternate Names
Goula d’Iro, Goula Iro
Population

3,500 (1991 SIL). 2,000 Pongaal, 730 Tiaala, 200 Tiitaal, 350 Patool, 170 Korintal.

Location

Moyen-Chari Region, Lac Iro department; Salamat Region, Barh Azoum department; Lake Iro, Boum Kabir area. Pongaal dialect: Boum Kabir, Boum Saher, Madjok, Teonen, and Karou; Tiaala dialect: Masidjanga (Cheroba), Bouni, and Kore; Patool dialect: Badi and Foundouk; Korintal dialect: Cheou (Tieou); Tiitaal dialect: west Salamat Region.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Korintal, Patool, Pongaal (Ponaal), Tiaala, Tiitaal. Not intelligible of Bon Gula [glc] and Zan Gula [zna].

Language Use

Some also use Chadian Spoken Arabic [shu]. Almost no use of Sara Gula [glu].

Other Comments

Different from Gula [glu] of Chad and Sudan, which is Nilo-Saharan, and from Gula [kcm] of Central African Republic. Traditional religion, Christian.