Lele is an East Chadic language spoken in the Tandjilé Region in the southwest Chad, particularly in the Tandjilé Ouest department to the south of the town of Kélo. In 1991 there were about 26,000 speakers of Lele.

Lele is written with the Latin alphabet, and is taught in some primary schools.

Lele alphabet and pronunciation

Lele alphabet and pronunciation


Lele has three tones: high, mid and low. The high tone is indicated by an acute accent (á), the low tone is indicated with a grave accent (à), and the mid tone is not marked.

Download an alphabet chart for Lele (Excel)

Sample video in Lele


Information about Lele

Chadic languages

Bade, Barein, Bole, Dangaléat, Gawar, Goemai, Hausa, Hdi, Karai-karai, Kera, Lele, Marba, Migaama, Miya, Moloko, Musey, Mwaghavul, Ngizim, Polci, Sokoro, Somrai, Tangale, Tumak

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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