Karanga

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A language of Chad

Alternate Names
Kurunga
Population

10,000 (1999 SIL). 4,700 Karanga and 1,420 Bakha.

Location

Ouaddai Region, Djourf-Al-Ahmar and Ouara departments; also in Sila and Batha regions; around Am Dam and between Am Dam and Abéché, south of the Maba; Bakha are southwest of Am Dam, Karanga and Koniéré are northeast of Am Dam, Kashmere are south of Abéché and north of the Karanga.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Bakha (Bakhat, Baxa, Faala, Fala), Karanga (Kurunga), Kashmere (Kachmere), Koniéré (Kognere, Konyare, Mooyo, Moyo). Lexical similarity: 73% with Maba [mde], 94% between Karanga and Kashmere dialects.

Other Comments

The 4 dialects are distinct ethnic groups. Muslim.