Mawa

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A language of Chad

Alternate Names
Mahoua, Mahwa
Population

6,560 (2000).

Location

Guera Region, Guera department, Bitkine subprefecture, Mahoua village area, southeast of the Mukulu [moz] language area.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Gura (village of Gurara) and Reupan (village of Roffono) have been called dialects but their speech is very similar to that of Mahoua. Lexical similarity: 8% with Ubi [ubi].

Typology

SVO; noun head initial; gender.

Language Use

All domains. All ages. Also use Chadian Spoken Arabic [shu], Kenga [kyq].

Language Development
Adult literacy ongoing in a few villages.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Muslim.