Musey is a member of the Chadic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family. It is spoken in the Mayo-Kebbi Est, Mayo-Kebbi Ouest and Tandjilé regions of southern Chad, and in the Far North region of Cameroon. In 2013 there were about 308,000 speakers of Musey in Chad, and there were 50,000 Musey speakers in Cameroon in 2005.
The language is also known as Bananna, Banana Ho, Bananna Ho Ho, Mosi, Moussei, Moussey, Musei, Mussoi or Mussoy. It is closely related to Massa and Marba, which are spoken in the same area.
Agi li a cen Lona ni, dagi ana, Bumi ma kolo huulonna, Seŋ tii ŋgol su tlena halaŋ. Mul maŋga mbaa, min maŋga laɗ kolo huulona, laɗ kay ndaŋgara na may. Ҥami ti ma ami tam karamma. Bulumumi coomira, ko ami bulum cora vi suu lamira ay egemina na may. Hinimi hu ndembaɗi. Suɗumi ki ko Ma Cona suɗu. Kay mulla lay maŋga, garaŋga lay maŋga, ŋgolla lay maŋga.
Sample text and corrections by Michael Peter Füstumum
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