Gula Iro

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A language of Chad

Alternate Names
Goula Iro, Goula d’Iro, Kulaal, Moriil
Population

3,500 (1991 SIL). 2,000 Pongaal, 730 Tiaala, 200 Tiitaal, 350 Patool, 170 Korintal.

Location

Guéra region; Moyen-Chari region: Lac Iro department; Salamat region: Barh Azoum department, Lake Iro, Boum Kabir area. Cheou (Korintal dialect); Boum Kabir, Boum Saher, Karou, Madjok, and Teonen (Pongaal dialect); Badi and Foundouk (Patool dialect); Bouni, Kore, and Masidjanga, (Tiaala dialect); west Salamat region (Tiitaal dialect).

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Pongaal (Ponaal), Tiaala, Tiitaal, Patool, Korintal. Not intelligible of Bon Gula [glc] and Zan Gula [zna].

Language Use

A few also use Gula [glu]. Also use Chadian Spoken Arabic [shu].

Other Comments

Different from Gula [glu] of Chad and Sudan, which is Nilo-Saharan, and from Gula [kcm] of Central African Republic. Traditional religion, Christian.

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