Daba language

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Native toCameroon, Nigeria
RegionFar North Province; Adamawa State
Native speakers
25,000 (2007)[1]
  • Daba
  • Mazagway (Musgoy)
  • Nive
  • Pologozom
  • Tpala (Kola)
Language codes
ISO 639-3dbq

Daba (also known as Dabba) is a Chadic dialect cluster spoken in Cameroon in Far North Province and in one village in neighboring Nigeria. Blench (2006) considers Mazagway to be a dialect.[3]


  1. ^ Daba at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Daba". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Blench, 2006. The Afro-Asiatic Languages: Classification and Reference List (ms)


  • J. Mouchet. 1966. Le parler daba: esquisse grammaticale. Yaounde: Institut de Recherches Scientifiques du Cameroun.