Spoken L1 Language: Chadian Arabic

Comments on subclassification

Kaye, Alan S. 1976

AES status:
not endangered
Source:
David M. Eberhard and Gary F. Simons and Charles D. Fennig 2023
Comment:
Arabic, Chadian Spoken (shu-shu) = 3 (Wider communication). Derived from a variety of Arabic used in Sudan; used by 11 groups as a primary language. Became a langage of wider communication at the start of the 20th century under French colonial period. Used in trade, religion, literature, music, and folklore.
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