Migaama (mìgáàmá)

Migaama is an East Chadic language spoken by about 20,000 people in the Guéra department of the Guéra Region of central Chad.

Migaama is also known as Dionkor, Djonkor, Dyongor, Jongor, Jonkor or Migama. Dialects include: Migaama, Doga, Gamiya and Dambiya.

Migaama is written with a version of the Latin alphabet, although few Migaama speakers can read their language, and even fewer can write it. Instead, they use Arabic and French as written languages.

Migaama alphabet

Migaama alphabet and pronunciation


Migaama has two tones: a high tone, that can be indicated with an acute accent (á), and a low tone, that can be indicated with a grave accent (à).

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Details provided by Michael Peter Füstumum

Sample text (John 1:1-3)

  1. Min diiliti maa ga Mella alɗe kelgeyya ɗa missa ya maatiki, ga gata kaaka maa gu kolaa goo Beneyyi, gata aaye paaɗe. Gata aaye ma Mella, o ga gata saa kulla ay Mella.
  2. Omma min kilgiyco lawwi paracco, ga gata kaaka aaye ma Mella.
  3. Mella kilgiyiy lawwi paracco ma gata, lekka ɗa ya maatiki ma kilgiyenta bala gata.

Source: https://www.bible.com/am/bible/2999/JHN.1.mmy


  1. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
  2. The same was in the beginning with God.
  3. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

Source: https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/John-Chapter-1/

Sample video in Migaama

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Information about Migaama

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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