Sokoro (soŋoroŋ)

Sokoro is a East Chadic language spoken by about 5,000 people in central of Chad, mainly in Gogmi Canton to the west of the town of Melfi (ملفي) in the south of the Guéra Region.

Sokoro is can be written with a version of the Latin alphabet, and there have been literacy classes in the language since 2002. Parts of the Bible have been translated into Sokoro.

Sokoro alphabet and pronunciation

Sokoro alphabet and pronunciation

Notes

h is pronounced [h] in loanwords from other languages.

Download an alphabet chart for Sokoro (Excel)

Sample text

Meƴ, dya ti ina á sine niya gara kam kamɓi ka, á bokdiŋ bukuŋ baŋ gara gabti kunduŋ, bokdiŋ miƴin baŋ gara otti laiti geeɗu.

Translation

The woman, the day she decides to dance, she informs the people who are going to type the tamtam and also the women who are going to sing to her.

Details provide by Michael Peter Füstumum

Sample video in Sokoro

Information about Sokoro | Numbers

Links

Information about Sokoro
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sokoro_language
https://www.ethnologue.com/18/language/sok/
https://www.persee.fr/doc/jafr_0037-9166_1949_num_19_2_2599
https://lingweb.eva.mpg.de/channumerals/Sokoro.htm

Chadic languages

Bade, Barein, Dangaléat, Goemai, Hausa, Kera, Lele, Marba, Migaama, Miya, Moloko, Musey, Mwaghavul, Ngizim, Polci, Sokoro, Somrai, Tangale, Tumak

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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