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A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Kotoko-Logone, Lagouane, Lagwane, Logone
Population

10,000 in Cameroon (Tourneux 2004), increasing. 40,000 all Kotoko languages (Tourneux 2004). Majority in Cameroon (2005 S. Allison).

Location

Far North Region, Logone and Chari divisions, north of Waza National Park, Logone-Birni subdivision, Logone river bank across to Nigeria border.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Logone-Birni, Logone-Gana (Kotoko-Gana).

Language Use

Also use Chadian Spoken Arabic [shu]. Used as L2 by Jina [jia], Vemgo-Mabas [vem].

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

The term Mandage is used by the Kotoko to refer to either the northern group of Kotoko languages (Mpade, Afade, Maslam, Malgbe) or the Kotoko group as a whole (including Mser and Lagwan). Muslim.

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