Maba language

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Native to Chad
Region Ouaddaï, Wadi Fira
Ethnicity Maba
Native speakers
300,000 (2006)[1]
  • Kodoi
  • etc.
Language codes
ISO 639-3 mde
Glottolog maba1277[2]

Maba (Maban, Mabang) is a Maban language spoken in Chad and Sudan. It is divided into several dialects, and serves as a local trade language. Maba is closely related to the Masalit language.[3]


  1. ^ Maba at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Maba (Chad)". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ "Masalit language". Ethnologue. Retrieved 22 September 2016.