A language of Chad

Alternate Names
Kabba Laka

55,100 in Chad (1993 census). Population total all countries: 57,150.


Logone Oriental Region, Monts de Lam department, Baïbokoum subprefecture; La Nya Pendé department, Goré subprefecture. Mang dialect: Goré subprefecture, Ngadjibian, Békan, and Timbéri cantons. Bémour dialect: Bessao and Pandzangué cantons south of Moundou. Maïngao dialect: Ngamadja-Dodang II and Bessao-Oudoumian area. Goula dialect: Andoum and Pandzangué cantons, Pan area. Paï dialect: Oudoumian. 310 villages. Also in Central African Republic.

Language Status

5 (Developing).


Bémour, Goula, Maïngao, Mang, Paï. Some consider it a dialect of Ngambay [sba].

Language Development
NT: 1960.
Latin script, used in Chad.
Other Comments

Different from Laka [lak] of Nigeria, which is Adamawa-Ubangi, and from Kaba [ksp] of Central African Republic and Chad.

Also spoken in:

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