Barein

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A language of Chad

Alternate Names
Baraïn, Guilia, Jalkia
Population

4,100 (1993 census).

Location

Guéra region: Bahr Signaka department, Melfi subprefecture, west (Jalkia dialect), south, southwest (Komi dialect), and east of Melfi (Sakaya dialect).

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Jalkia, Guilia, Sakaya (Dagne, Jelkin), Komi. Lexical similarity: 92% between the Jalkia dialect and the Guilia dialect, 70% between the Sakaya dialect and both Jalkia and Guilia.

Language Use

Also use Chadian Spoken Arabic [shu].

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Muslim.

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