Massalat

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A language of Chad

Population

10 (1991 R. Blench). Ethnic population: 29,800 (1993 census).

Location

Batha Region, Batha Est department, Oum Hadjer subprefecture, and Ouaddaï Region, Djourf-Al-Ahmar department, Am Dam subprefecture.

Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Language Use

Shifting to Chadian Spoken Arabic [shu].

Other Comments

Originally separated from the Masalit [mls] along the Sudan border and moved west. Muslim.