Babalia Creole Arabic

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Babalia Arabic
Native toChad
Native speakers
(3,900 cited 1993 census)[1]
Arabic-based creole
  • Babalia Arabic
Language codes
ISO 639-3bbz

Babalia Arabic is a creolized form of Chadian Arabic spoken by the Babalia people, whose original language was Beraku; Babalia Creole vocabulary is 90% Chadian Arabic and 10% Beraku, though speakers use a continuum to Chadian Arabic.

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  1. ^ Babalia Arabic at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Babalia Creole Arabic". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.