A language of Chad

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

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


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.

Language Maps
Language Status

5 (Developing).


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.
Latin script.
Other Comments

Muslim, Christian.