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Laal | Ethnologue

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Ethnologue

Laal

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A language of Chad

ISO 639-3 gdm Alternate Names Gori Population

750 (2000). Damtar village had its own dialect called Laabe with 3 speakers left in 1977.

Location

Moyen-Chari region: Barh Kôh department, between Korbol and Dik, Gori (center), Damtar, and Mailao villages.

Language Maps Southwestern Chad Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Classification Unclassified Dialects

Laabe, Laal.

Language Resources OLAC resources in and about Laal Other Comments

Some lexical relationship to the Bua group, but Boyeldieu (1977) says it should not be classified with Bua. Probably Adamawa, some sources say Chadic.