Niellim

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A language of Chad

Alternate Names
Lua, Mjillem, Nielim, Nyilem
Population

5,160 (1993 census). 1,000 in Sarh city; 400 in Niou dialect.

Location

Moyen-Chari region: Barh Kôh department, Niellim town area, Chari river southwest bank. Niou on the northeast bank (Niou dialect).

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Language Status

6a* (Vigorous).

Dialects

Niellim, Tchini (Cini, Cuni), Niou.

Language Use

Tchini dialect is extinct. Used as L2 by Tunia [tug].

Language Development

Grammar. Bible portions: 2014.

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion.

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