Sinyar

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A language of Chad

Alternate Names
Shamya, Shamyan, Shemya, Sinya, Symiarta, Taar Shamyan, Zimirra
Population

L1 users: 12,300 (2000).

Location

Sila region: near confluence of Azum, Kaja, and Salih rivers.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Language Use

Vigorous. Most also use Chadian Spoken Arabic [shu], Fur [fvr]. Also use Dar Daju Daju [djc], Masalit [mls].

Other Comments

They are culturally Fur. Little education. Geographically cut off from languages of the Bongo-Bagirmi group. Possibly no remaining speakers in Sudan (2001). Muslim.

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