Malgbe

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A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Goulfei, Gulfe, Gulfei, Malbe, Malgwe, Ngwalkwe, Sanbalbe
Population

6,000 in Cameroon (Tourneux 2004).

Location

Far North Region, Logone and Chari divisions, Chari river area, Goulfey and Goulfey subdivision, north of Kousseri. Also in Chad.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Douguia (Dugiya), Dro, Malgbe (Goulfei), Mara. Related to Afade [aal], Maslam [msv], Mpade [mpi], Mser [kqx], and Lagwan [kot].

Writing
Unwritten.
Other Comments

‘Mandage’ is used by the Kotoko to refer to either the northern group of Kotoko languages (Mpade, Afade, Maslam, Malgbe) or the Kotoko group as a whole (including Mser and Lagwan). Muslim.

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