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A language of Chad

Alternate Names
Sara, Sara Madjingay
Population

183,000 (1993 census). 74,700 Madjingay (1964), 16,300 No (1964), 32,000 Nar (1977).

Location

Moyen-Chari and Mandoul regions, Sarh, Koumra, Balimba, Bessada, Bédaya, Djoli, Matékaga, and Koumogo cantons.

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Language Status

3 (Wider communication).

Dialects

Majingai (Madja Ngai, Madjingay, Madjingaye, Majinngay), Nar, No.

Language Use

The principal language of Sarh. Used as L2 by Gulay [gvl], Kwang [kvi], Ngam [nmc], Tumak [tmc], Tunia [tug].

Language Development
Taught in primary schools. Dictionary. NT: 1972–1986.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian, Muslim.