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A language of Chad

Alternate Names
Jelkung
Population

1,340 (2000).

Location

Guéra region: Bahr Signaka department, Melfi subprefecture, northeast of Melfi.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Language Use

Children speak the language, (but not all). Also use Chadian Spoken Arabic [shu], but with low proficiency (Boyd 1989). Used as L2 by Tamki [tax].

Language Development
Active language development.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Muslim, traditional religion.