Naba language

Naba language
Spoken in Chad
Region Chad, Batha and Chari-Baguirmi prefectures
Native speakers 232,000 (1993 census)  (date missing)
Language family
Language codes
ISO 639-3 mne

Naba is a Nilo-Saharan language spoken by 232,000 people in Chad. Those who speak this language are called Lisi, a collective name for three closely associated ethnic groups, the Bilala, the Kuka and the Medogo, that represent the three dialects in which Naba is subdivided. They live mainly in the Batha Prefecture, but the Kuka are also in Chari-Baguirmi. Ethnologue estimates the lexical similarity among the three dialects to be no less than 99%. Arabic is often known as a second language.

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