Bidayat dialect

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Native to Chad
Native speakers
3,000 (date missing)[citation needed]
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Glottolog tuba1275[1]

Tuba, also Bidayat (Bideyat), is a dialect of the Zaghawa language found in Chad and western Sudan. In contrast to their Zaghawa kin, Bidayat speakers are more nomadic. This difference led early ethnographers to refer to them as different groups until linguistic similarities proved their close relationship.[2]

The current President of Chad, Idriss Déby Itno belongs to this group.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Tuba". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  2. ^ Issam Abdalla Ali, Zaghawa Language and History, Sudan Vision, 20 September YEAR UNKNOWN