A language of Chad

Alternate Names
Kouang, Kuang, Kwong

16,800 (1993 census). 10,000 or more Kwang, 2,000 Mobou, 250 Aloa.


Chari-Baguirmi region; Mayo-Kebbi Est region; Tandjilé region: Tandjilé Est department; north of Lai, east of Bongor, southwest of Bousso. Mobou dialect: Mobou; Aloa dialect: Mogo.

Language Maps
Language Status

6a (Vigorous).


Aloa, Gaya, Kawalké, Kwang, Mindéra, Mobou (Mobu), Ngam (Gam, Modgel), Tchagin (Tchakin). Includes Midigil village, sometimes erroneously listed as ‘Modgel’ (Medegel) in some sources. Lexical similarity: 42% with Kera [ker].

Language Use

The Aloa are Muslim and are fully bilingual in Bagirmi [bmi]. The Ngam use Sara [mwm] as L2.

Other Comments

Ngam dialect is different from Ngam [nmc] of Chad and Central African Republic in the Sara group of Nilo-Saharan. Traditional religion, Muslim.