Chad

Migaama

Language Data

  • Alternate names: Dionkor, Djonkor, Djonkor Abou, Dyongor, Jongor, Jonkor, Migama, Telfane
  • Dialects: Dambiya, Doga, Gamiya, Migaama, Ndambiya
  • Scriptures published:
    • Portions (2002 — 2013)
  • Literacy: 100 can read Migaama, 10 can write it. 18,000 to 19,000 also use Chadian Arabic [shu] as L2, men with high proficiency, women with low. 6,000 can speak French [fra]. Modern Standard Arabic [arb] taught in school
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: Chad
  • Region: Guéra region: Guéra department, Mongo subprefecture, east of Mongo, Abou Telfane canton, Abu Telfan area; Migaama dialect: Baro; Doga dialect: Fityari; Gamiya dialect: Game and Julkulkili; Dambiya dialect: Mala
  • Religion: Muslim, Christian
  • Livelihood: Agriculturalists: millet, peanuts, sesame seeds
  • Number of users: 20,000
  • Vitality: Developing

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)