Ngambay

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A language of Chad

Alternate Names
Gamba, Gambaye, Gamblai, Ngambai, Sara, Sara Ngambai
Population

896,000 in Chad (2006).

Location

Logone Occidental Region; Logone Oriental Region, Lanya department (Bébedjia), La Nya Pendé department, Goré subprefecture; Mayo-Kebbi Ouest Region, Mayo-Dallah department; Tandjile and Mayo-Kebbi Est regions; centered in Moundou area.

Language Status

3 (Wider communication).

Dialects

Bemar (Daba de Goré), Benoye, Kere, Lara, Murum (Mouroum). Some consider Laka [lap] to be a dialect of Ngambay.

Language Use

Largest language of the Sara-Bagirmi group.

Language Development
Bible: 1993.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian, Muslim.

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