Kibet

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A language of Chad

Alternate Names
Kabentang, Kibeet, Kibeit
Population

18,500 (Bender 1983).

Location

Salamat Region, Barh-Azoum department; Ouaddaï Region, Sila department. Northeast of Am Timan and southwest of Goz Beïda.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Dagel (Daggal), Kibet, Murru (Mourro, Muro). Similar to Runga [rou]. Not a dialect of Tama [tma] as reported in some sources.

Language Use

Positive attitudes. Most also use Chadian Spoken Arabic [shu].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 0%.
Other Comments

The area is flooded 6 months each year. Muslim.