Kera (kéérá)

Kera is an East Chadic language spoken mainly in southwestern Chad, and also in northern Cameroon, by about 50,500 people. In Chad there are about 44,500 speakers of Kera in the Mont d'Illi department or the Mayo-Kebbi Est region near Lake Tikem. There are also about 6,000 Kera speakers in the Mayo-Danay division of the Far North region of Cameroon.

Kera alphabet and pronunciation

Kera alphabet and pronunciation


Kera 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). There is also a falling tone (â) and a rising tone (ǎ), although these are not so common.

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Sample text

Pepeŋ yaŋ nuutu sarəna maŋ, wə əski toose nin Daana wə asaŋ ke ku nin wəra, wə əsəŋ dəərən gəm. Barən bə minti apəya da, ten ji suuse a nəənəm, Gud minti tam məna tam məna nəkaŋ bə ase kar Gə ko toŋ kəna keɗe.


Sample video in kera


Information about kera

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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