Marba (Azumeina)

Marba is a member of the Chadic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family. It is spoken by about 150,000 people in the south west of Chad, mainly in the Tandjilé Region and the Mayo-Kebbi Est Region.

Marba was historically known as Azumeina, Banana, Bananna or Ho, and is spoken by the Azumenina peoples.

Marba alphabet and pronunciation

Marba alphabet and pronunciation


Download an alphabet chart for Marba (Excel)

Sample text in Marba

Abumi ma sä akulona, ar suma pet a suburuŋ simiyẽŋũ. Ar aŋ mba á te leu maŋa yam andagaɗa. Ar suma a le min maŋa yam andagaɗa ɗigi a ŋa lat sä akulo na mi. Aŋ hami ini te mami ma burã ki burĩna. Ar aŋ vat huruŋ ŋei yam co mamiɗa ɗigi ami ŋa vaɗami hurumi woi yam suma a ŋa lami coɗina na mi. Ar aŋ imi kur kuka ɗi, wani aŋ paɗami woi abo Ma cona. Leuɗa, aɗeŋa ki subura ni maŋa gak didin. Amin.


Information compiled by Michael Peter Füstumum

Sample video in Marba

Information about Marba | Tower of Babel


Information about Marba

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

Page last modified: 23.04.21


Green Web Hosting - Kualo

Why not share this page:


SpanishPod101 - learn Spanish for free

If you like this site and find it useful, you can support it by making a donation via PayPal or Patreon, or by contributing in other ways. Omniglot is how I make my living.


Note: all links on this site to, and are affiliate links. This means I earn a commission if you click on any of them and buy something. So by clicking on these links you can help to support this site.

Get a 30-day Free Trial of Amazon Prime (UK)