Migaama

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A language of Chad

Alternate Names
Dionkor, Djonkor, Djonkor Abou, Dyongor, Jongor, Migama, Telfane
Population

20,000 (2000 W. Chesley). 2,000 monolinguals. Ethnic population: 23,000 (1991 census).

Location

Guéra Region, Guéra department, Mongo subprefecture, east of Mongo, Abou Telfane canton, Abu Telfan area. Migaama dialect: Baro; Doga dialect: Fityari; Gamiya dialect: Game and Julkulkili; Dambiya dialect: Mala.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Dambiya (Ndambiya), Doga, Gamiya, Migaama.

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains except to Arabs in market, French to teachers in school. Oral use in administration, some in church, commerce. Positive attitudes. 18,000 to 19,000 also use Chadian Arabic [shu] as L2, men with high proficiency, women with low. 6,000 can speak French [fra]. Modern Standard Arabic [arb] taught in school.

Language Development
100 can read Migaama, 10 can write it. Dictionary. Bible portions: 2002–2010.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Muslim, Christian.