Babalia Creole Arabic

Babalia Arabic
Native to Chad
Ethnicity Babalia
Native speakers
(3,900 cited 1993 census)[1]
Arabic-based creole
  • Babalia Arabic
Language codes
ISO 639-3 bbz
Glottolog baba1273[2]

Babalia Arabic is a creolized form of Chadian Arabic spoken by the Babalia people, whose original language was Beraku; Babalia Creole vocabulary is 90% Chadian Arabic and 10% Beraku, though speakers use a continuum to Chadian Arabic.

See also


  1. Babalia Arabic at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Babalia Creole Arabic". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
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