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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, 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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