Nzakambay

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A language of Chad

Alternate Names
Mboum, Mbum, Mbum Nzakambay, Njakambai, Nzak Mbai, Nzaka Mbay, Nzakmbay
Population

L1 users: 18,500 (2000). Total users in all countries: 31,500.

Location

Logone Oriental region: Monts de Lam department, Baïbokoum subprefecture on Cameroon border near Baïbokoum. Monts de Lam area (Zoli dialect).

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Nzakambay, Zoli. Reportedly similar to Karang [kzr] and Kuo [xuo].

Language Development
NT: 1968–1994.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Different from Mbay [myb], which is Nilo-Saharan, and from Mbum [mdd] of Cameroon. Traditional religion.

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