Marfa

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A language of Chad

Alternate Names
Marba
Population

5,000 (1999 SIL).

Location

Ouaddaï Region, Ouara department, south of Abéché.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Not a dialect of Masalit [mls]. Lexical similarity: 63% with Maba [mde], 69% with Karanga [kth], 45% with Masalit [mls].

Language Use

Chadian Spoken Arabic [shu] is L2, and most also use Maba [mde].

Other Comments

Different from Marba [mpg], which is Chadic.