Runga

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A language of Chad

Alternate Names
Aiki, Ayki, Aykindang, Rounga, Roungo
Population

21,500 in Chad (1993 census), decreasing. Total users in all countries: 43,000.

Location

Salamat region: Haraze-Mangueigne department; Ouaddaï region: Sila department.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Reportedly similar to Kibet [kie].

Language Use

Neutral attitudes. Many also use Chadian Spoken Arabic [shu], especially men (Boyd 1989).

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Ethnonyms: Aiki, Ayki. The area is flooded for 6 months each year. Traditional religion, Muslim.

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