Hdi

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A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Hedi, Hide, Turu-Hide, Xadi, Xedi
Population

25,000 in Cameroon (2001 SIL). Population total all countries: 29,000.

Location

Far North Region, Mayo-Tsanaga division, Mokolo subdivision, Nigeria border northwest of Mokolo. 15 villages. Also in Nigeria (Hide).

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Tur (Ftour, Tourou, Turu). 51% intelligibility of Vemgo-Mabas [vem], 48% of Lamang [hia], 35% of Gvoko [ngs]. Lexical similarity: 78% with Vemgo-Mabas [vem], 64% with Lamang [hia], 56% with Gvoko [ngs].

Language Development
700 adult students each year in literacy program. Poetry. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible portions: 2004–2005.
Writing
Latin script.

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