Afade

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A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Afadeh, Affade, Mandagué
Population

5,000 in Cameroon (Tourneux 2004). 40,000 all Kotoko languages (Tourneux 2004).

Location

Far North region: Logone-and-Chari division, south Makari subdivision, Afade area.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

None known. Related to Mpade [mpi], Maslam [msv], Malgbe [mxf], Mser [kqx], and Lagwan [kot].

Language Use

Also use Chadian Spoken Arabic [shu].

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

‘Mandage’ is used by the Kotoko to refer to either the northern group of Kotoko languages (Mpade, Afade, Maslam, Malgbe) or the Kotoko group as a whole (including Mser and Lagwan as well). Muslim.

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