A language of Chad

Alternate Names
Ngahm, Ngama, Ngamh, Sarngam

43,700 in Chad (1993 census). Population total all countries: 61,400.


Moyen-Chari region: Grande Sido department (Maro); Mandoul region: Barh Sara department, Dembo subprefecture, Maro area; Ngam Tel dialect: Maro canton and Moussafoyo subprefecture; Barh Kôh department; Ngam Tira dialect: Maro, Moyo, and Danamadji; Kon Ngam dialect: Djéké canton; Kle dialect: Nara in Djéké canton.

Language Status

5 (Developing).


Kle, Kon Ngam, Ngam Gir Bor, Ngam Tel, Ngam Tira.

Language Use

Also use the Sara Madjingay dialect of Sar [mwm].

Language Development
NT: 1999.

Latin script [Latn], used in Chad.

Other Comments

The Horo (Hor) reportedly no longer use their language but speak the Kle dialect of Ngam.

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