Kulfa

Print

A language of Chad

Alternate Names
Kulfe, Kurmi, Kurumi, “Kaba So” (pej.)
Population

L1 users: 7,110 (1993 census). 4,000 Koulfa, 2,200 Kouroumi, 910 Bara (1993 census).

Location

Moyen-Chari region: Kyabé subprefecture, centered in Alako and Kirimikoro southwest of Lake Iro; some in Guéra region.

Language Maps
Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Bara, Kulfa (Koulfa), Kurumi (Kouroumi). Lexical similarity: 80% with Sara Kaba Náà [kwv].

Language Use

Vigorous. Positive attitudes. Also use Chadian Spoken Arabic [shu], Sara Kaba Naa [kwv]. Prefer Sara Kaba Náà [kwv] to Chadian Spoken Arabic [shu] as L2.

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Different from Kaba [ksp], Laka [lap], Sara Kaba Deme [kwg], or Sara Kaba Náà [kwv]. They do not perceive themselves as Sara Kaba.

Page Views Left: