Chakali

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A language of Ghana

Population

L1 users: 6,000 (2003 GILLBT).

Location

Northern region: West Gonja district, Ducie village is largest; Upper West region: Wa East district.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 62% with Tampulma [tpm], 68% with Vagla [vag].

Language Use

Home. In Tuasa, only older people; in other villages children also use it. Also use Wali [wlx]. Chakali seem to accept the Wali language, but do not approve of it being used in their homes.

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Muslim, Christian, traditional religion.

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