Tama language

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Not to be confused with Tama language (Colombia).
Tama
Damut
Native to Chad and Sudan
Region western Sudan and eastern Chad
Ethnicity Tama people, ?Kimr
Native speakers
unknown (68,000, including Miisiirii, cited 1970–1993)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 tma
Glottolog tama1331[2]
Linguasphere 05-PEA-aa

Tama, or Damut, is the primary language spoken by the Tama people in eastern Chad and in western Sudan.[3] It is a member of the Taman language family. Miisiirii is often considered a dialect, though it is not particularly close.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tama at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Tama (Chad)". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Anthony Appiah and Henry Louis Gates (2010). Encyclopedia of Africa. Oxford University Press. p. 454. ISBN 0195337700. 

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