Babalia Creole Arabic

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Babalia Arabic
Native to Chad
Ethnicity Babalia
Native speakers
3,900 (1993 census)[1]
Arabic-based creole
  • Babalia Arabic
Language codes
ISO 639-3 bbz
Glottolog baba1273[2]

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.


  1. ^ Babalia Arabic at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Babalia Creole Arabic". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.