Mofu-Gudur language

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Mofu-Gudur
Native to Cameroon
Region Far North Province
Native speakers
90,000 (2008)[1]
Afro-Asiatic
Mofu-Gudur Sign Language
Language codes
ISO 639-3 mif
Glottolog mofu1248  (Mofu-Gudur)[2]
mofu1251  (Mofu-Gudur Sign Language)[3]

Mofu-Gudur, or South Mofu, is an 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 family and has 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; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Mofu-Gudur". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Mofu-Gudur Sign Language". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 

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