Daza language

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Not to be confused with Dazawa language.
"Goran language" redirects here. It is not to be confused with Gorani language.
Native to Chad, Niger
Region Chad, BET Region, bahr el Gazel Region, eastern Niger
Ethnicity Daza people
Native speakers
380,000  (2006–2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 dzg
Glottolog daza1242[2]
Linguasphere 02-BAA-ab

Daza (Dazaga) is the language of the Daza people of eastern Niger and northern Chad. The Daza are also known as the Goran in Chad[citation needed]. Dazaga is primarily spoken in eastern Niger (near N'guigmi and to the north) and in the Djurab desert region of Chad. It is also spoken to a smaller extent in Sudan and Libya. Dazaga is part of the Saharan, a branch of the Nilo-Saharan language family. It is closely related to the Tedaga language, spoken by the Teda, the other[who?] Toubou people.


  1. ^ Daza at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Dazaga". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 

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