Dangaléat (daŋla)

Dangaléat is an East Chadic language spoken in central Chad by about 60,000 people, particularly in the Batha region, and in the Guéra department of the Guéra region. There are three dialects: the Central dialect, Eastern dialect and Western dialect. Speakers of the Eastern and Western dialects have difficulties understanding one another, however they can understand the Central dialect.

Dangaléat is taught in primary schools, and used in literature, although few Dangaléat are literate in their language. It is also known as Dangla, Danal or Dangal.

A way to write Dangaléat with the Latin alphabet was devised by Marius Baar, a German journalist, in 1954.

Dangaléat alphabet and pronunciation

Dangaléat alphabet and pronunciation

Download an alphabet chart for Dangaléat (Excel)


Dangaléat is a tonal language with three main tones: high, mid and low. The high tone is indicated by an acute accent (á), the mid tone with a macron (ā), and the low tone is indicated with a grave accent (à).

Sample video in dangaleat


Information about Dangaléat
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dangaléat https://www.ethnologue.com/language/DAA

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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