Niellim

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A language of Chad

Alternate Names
Lua, Mjillem, Nielim, Nyilem
Population

5,160 (1993 census). 1,000 in Sarh City; 400 in Niou dialect.

Location

Moyen-Chari Region, Barh Kôh department, Niellim town area, Chari river southwest bank. Niou dialect: Niou on the northeast bank.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Niellim, Niou, Tchini (Cini, Cuni).

Language Use

Tchini dialect is extinct. Used as L2 by Tunia [tug].

Other Comments

Ethnonym: Niellim by government. Ethnic autonym: Lua. Traditional religion.