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A language of Cameroon

Population

250 in Cameroon (Tourneux 2004). Nearly all are in Cameroon.

Location

Far North Region, Logone and Chari divisions, Makari subdivision, northwest of Kousseri, Maltam, and Saho. Also in Chad.

Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Dialects

Maslam (Maltam), Sao (Sahu). Related to Afade [aal], Mpade [mpi], Malgbe [mxf], Mser [kqx], and Lagwan [kot]. Speakers may be able to use literature in one of these languages.

Language Use

In rapid decline (Tourneux 2004).

Other Comments

‘Mandage’ is used by the Kotoko to refer to either the northern group of Kotoko languages (Mpade, Afade, Maslam [msv], Malgbe) or the Kotoko group as a whole (including Mser and Lagwan). Muslim.

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