Hdi

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A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Hedi, Hide, Hǝdi, Tur, Turu-Hide, Xədi, Xadi, Xdi, Xedi
Autonym
Hdi
Population

25,000 (2001 SIL). Total users in all countries: 29,000.

Location

Far North region: Mayo-Tsanaga division, Mokolo subdivision, Nigeria border northwest of Mokolo. 15 villages.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Tur (Ftour, Tourou, Turu). 51% intelligibility of Vemgo-Mabas [vem], 48% of Lamang [hia], 35% of Gvoko [ngs]. Lexical similarity: 78% with Vemgo-Mabas [vem], 64% with Lamang [hia], 56% with Gvoko [ngs].

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Many also use Adamawa Fulfulde [fub], French [fra], Hausa [hau]. Also use English [eng], Gvoko [ngs], Mafa [maf]. Used as L2 by Gvoko [ngs], Vemgo-Mabas [vem].

Language Development
700 adult students each year in literacy program. Literature. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 2013.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.

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