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A language of Chad

Birgit

Alternate Names
Bergit, Berguid, Birgid
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Population

10,400 (2000).

Location

Ouaddaï region: Djourf al Ahmar department, centered in Abgué; Salamat region: Aboudéïa and Barh-Azoum departments; west Sila and south Batha regions.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Abgue, Eastern Birgit, Duguri, Agrab.

Language Use

Strong in its central village Abgué, decreasing in Agrab and Tilegeye (Eastern Birgit). Probably strong in Duguri due to geographical isolation.

Other Comments

All sources since Greenberg list it as a separate language from other Dangla languages. Different from Birked [brk] (Birgit) of Sudan, a Nilo-Saharan language.

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