Fania language

Fania (Fagnan; also called Kulaale) is an Adamawa language of Chad. The northern and southern dialects are rather divergent.

Fania
Kulaale
Native toChad
Native speakers
(1,100 cited 1997)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3fni
Glottologfani1244
ELPFania
PersonKulaanu
PeopleKulaaway
LanguageKulaale

NamesEdit

Fania is an exonym. Speakers refer to their own language as Kulaale, their people as Kulaaway, and one person as Kulaanu.[2]

Names listed in Boyeldieu, et al. (2018:56):[3]

  • Autonym in Khalil Alio: Ɛma [ɛma] / pl. Ɛiwɛ [ɛɪwɛ]
  • Autonym in Tilé Nougar: Kulaanum [kʊ̀láːnʊ́m] / pl. Kulaaway [kʊ̀láːwɐ̀y]
  • Glossonym: Kulaale [kʊ̀láːlɛ̀] / pl. Kulaaru [kʊ̀láːɽʊ̀]

VillagesEdit

Ethnologue (22nd ed.) lists Karo, Malakonjo, Rim, Sengué, and Sisi villages (Mouraye area north of Sarh) as Fania locations. Lionnet also lists the village of Tili Nugar (Tilé Nougar).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fania at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Lionnet, Florian. Chadic languages.
  3. ^ Boyeldieu, Pascal, Raimund Kastenholz, Ulrich Kleinewillinghöfer & Florian Lionnet (2018). The Bua Group languages (Chad, Adamawa 13): A comparative perspective. In Kramer & Kießling (eds.), Current approaches to Adamawa and Gur languages. Cologne: 2018, 53-126.