Kwang

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A language of Chad

Alternate Names
Kouang, Kuang, Kwong
Population

16,800 (1993 census). 10,000 or more Kwang, 2,000 Mobou, 250 Aloa.

Location

Southern Chari-Baguirmi Region; Mayo-Kebbi Est Region; Tandjile Region, Tandjile Est department; north of Lai, east of Bongor, southwest of Bousso, Mobou dialect: Mobou; Aloa dialect: Mogo.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Aloa, Gaya, Kawalké, Kwang, Mindéra, Mobou (Mobu), Ngam (Gam, Modgel), Tchagin (Tchakin). Includes Midigil village, sometimes erroneously listed as ‘Modgel’ (Medegel) in some sources. Lexical similarity: 42% with Kera [ker].

Language Use

The Aloa are Muslim and are fully bilingual in Bagirmi [bmi]. The Ngam use Sara [mwm] as L2.

Other Comments

Ngam dialect is different from Ngam [nmc] of Chad and Central African Republic in the Sara group of Nilo-Saharan. Traditional religion, Muslim.