Barein language

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Barein
Native toChad
Regionsouth central
Native speakers
(4,100 cited 1993 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3bva
Glottologbare1279[2]

Barein (also referred to as Baraïn, Barayin, Guilia, Jalkia or Jalkiya) is a Chadic language spoken in south central Chad.

Baraïn is spoken by 6,000 people living in 30 to 40 villages in the Guéra region of southern Chad. Its main dialects are not mutually comprehensible, with speakers having to resort to Chadian Arabic in order to communicate with each other.[3]

  • Jalkiya and Giliya (geographically and linguistically very close)
  • Jalking
  • Komiya

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Barein at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Barain". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Lovestrand, Joseph (2011). "The Dialects of Baraïn (East Chadic)" (PDF). SIL Electronic Working Papers (2011–011). Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)

References[edit]

  • Dakouli, Padeu, Antje Maass, and David Toomey. 1996. Rapid appraisal of the Saba language of the Guera, Chad. N'Djamena: Association SIL. Manuscript.
  • Lukas, Johannes. 1937. Zentralsudanische Studien. Wörterverzeichnisse der Deutschen Zentral-Afrika-Expedition 1910–11, nachgelassene Aufnahmen von Gustav Nachtigal und eigene Sammlungen. Hansische Universität Abhandlungen aus dem Gebiet der Auslandskunde 45, Reihe B, Band 24. Hamburg: de Gruyter.