A language of Chad

Alternate Names
Bananna, Bananna Ho Ho, Mosi, Moussei, Moussey, Musei, Museyna, Mussoi, Mussoy

209,000 in Chad (2006). Population total all countries: 229,000.


Mayo-Kebbi Est Region, Kabbia and Mont d’Illi departments, Gounou Gaya, Fianga; Tandjilé Region, Tandjilé Ouest department, Kélo. Gounou Gaya is center. Also in Cameroon.

Language Status

5 (Developing).


Bongor-Jodo-Tagal-Berem-Gunu, Jaraw-Domo, Lew, Pe-Holom-Gamé. Some intelligibility of Masana [mcn]. Marba [mpg] (Azumeina) is most similar linguistically. Lew dialect is most similar to Marba. All dialects mutually intelligible. Dialect names are village names. Pe dialect is in Cameroon.

Language Use

Kera [ker] and other nearby groups are bilingual in Musey.

Language Development
NT: 1996.
Latin script.
Other Comments

Traditional religion.

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