Massa language

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Massa
Masana
Native to Chad, Cameroon
Native speakers
(230,000 cited 1982–2006)[1]
Afro-Asiatic
Language codes
ISO 639-3 mcn
Glottolog masa1322  (Manasa)[2]
gize1234  (Gizey)[3]
hama1241  (Ham)[4]

Massa (or Masana, Masa) is a language spoken in southern Chad and northern Cameroon. It is a Chadic language with approximately 200,000 speakers.

Dialects are Bongor, Bugudum (Budugum), Domo, Gizay, Gumay, Ham, Walia, Wina (Viri), Yagwa.

Kim, a neighboring language, was once misclassified as Masa.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Massa at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Manasa". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Gizey". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  4. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Ham". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.