Mofu-Gudur language

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Mofu-Gudur
Native toCameroon
RegionFar North Province
Native speakers
90,000 (2008)[1]
Afro-Asiatic
Mofu-Gudur Sign Language
Language codes
ISO 639-3mif
Glottologmofu1248  Mofu-Gudur[2]
mofu1251  Mofu-Gudur Sign Language[3]

Mofu-Gudur, or South Mofu, is a Chadic language spoken in northern Cameroon. Dialects are Dimeo, Gudur, Massagal, Mokong, Njeleng, and Zidim.

Speakers use an estimated 1,500 conventionalized gestures. These are used in story-telling and reciting history, but also in situations not conducive to speech; when children are born deaf, or people go deaf later in life, the members have a system of communication available that will allow them to communicate with the entire community.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Mofu-Gudur at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Mofu-Gudur". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Mofu-Gudur Sign Language". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

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