Jonkor Bourmataguil


A language of Chad

Alternate Names
Djongor Bourmataguil, Dougne, Karakir

1,500 (1993 SIL).


Salamat region: Aboudeia department, west of Abou Deia; Guéra region border area; originally centered in Bourmataguil village, now centered in Ader-Ader.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).


Dougne, Musunye. Relationship with other Dangla languages needs investigation, especially Toram [trj] and Mogum [mou].

Language Use

A large number have shifted to Chadian Spoken Arabic [shu]. Used by children in 2 villages.

Other Comments

‘Karakir’, cave-dwellers in Arabic. Ethnonym: Jegu has been applied to this language, but Jegu is a dialect of Mogum [mou].