Buduma

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A language of Chad

Alternate Names
Boudouma, Yedima, Yedina, Yidana, Yidena
Population

51,600 in Chad (1993 census). Total users in all countries: 54,800.

Location

Hadjer-Lamis region: Lake Chad islands and north shore; Lac region: Mamdi department, Bol subprefecture.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Southern Buduma, Northern Buduma. 90% inherent intelligibility between dialects.

Language Use

Vigorous. Most domains. Most also use Kanembu [kbl], including those living near Bol. Many also use Central Kanuri [knc]. Also use Chadian Spoken Arabic [shu].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: Below 5%. Grammar. Bible portions: 2014.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Muslim, traditional religion.

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