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A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Makari, Makary, Makary Kotoko
Population

16,000 in Cameroon (Tourneux 2004). 40,000 all Kotoko languages (Tourneux 2004).

Location

Far North region: Logone-and-Chari division, south of Lake Chad, Makari area.

Language Status

6b* (Threatened).

Dialects

Shewe (Mani), Mpade (Makari), Bodo, Woulki, Digam.

Language Use

All ages, but intergenerational transmission is weakening. Mostly home life. Positive attitudes. Also use Chadian Spoken Arabic [shu].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Very low. Literature. Grammar. Texts.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

‘Mandage’ is used by the Kotoko to refer to either the northern group of Kotoko languages (Mpade [mpi], Afade [aal], Maslam [msv], Malgbe [mxf]) or the Kotoko group as a whole (including Mser [kqx] and Lagwan [kot]). Traditional religion, Muslim.

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