Mazagway-Hidi

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A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Mazagway
Autonym
Mazagway-Hidi
Population

35,000 (2005 census).

Location

Far North region: Diamaré division southwest corner, Ndoukoula district, Dagaï, Kpala; Mayo-Tsanaga division, Mokolo subdivision, Hina district, Mayo-Ladde, Zouvoul; North region: Bénoué division: Tam Djidde; Mayo-Louti division, Baila, Boula Ibbi, Mazagway.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Mazagway (Daba-Mousgoy, Musgoi, Musgoy), Kola (Daba-Kola, Kpala), Madama.

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. Used by all. Positive attitudes. Many also use French [fra]. Some also use Adamawa Fulfulde [fub], Daba [dbq], Giziga [giz], Mina [hna]. Used as L2 by Mina [hna].

Language Development
Literature. Texts. Bible portions: 1972.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian, Muslim, traditional religion.

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