Gavar

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A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Gauar, Gawar, Gouwar, Kortchi, Ma-Gavar, Rtchi
Population

7,000 (2001 SIL).

Location

Far North Region, Mayo-Tsanaga division, Mokolo subdivision, Mogode canton, Gawar area, south of Mokolo. Some Gavar Hossere live among Gavar-Fulfulde, and some isolated in Kortchi village mountain area.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Lexical similarity: 90% with Buwal [bhs].

Language Use

The Gavar Hossere speak Gavar; the Gavar Fulfulde speak Fulfulde [fub]. Home, village. Gavar Hossere use Fulfulde [fub] in the market and for outside contacts. French [fra] is learned by the few who go to school. Comprehension of surrounding languages, Mofu-Gudur [mif], Mafa [maf], Daba [dbq], is limited.

Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.