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Chadian Spoken Arabic / Shuwa Arabic

Chadian Spoken Arabic is used in Chad and parts of neighboring Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria, and Sudan. It also serves as a lingua franca in much of the region.

Arabic languages/dialects shown elsewhere:

  "standard" Arabic, Algerian, Baharna, Egyptian, Gulf, Hassaniyya, Hejazi, Iraqi / Mesopotamian, Lebanese-Syrian, Libyan / Solaimitian, Maltese, Moroccan, Palestinian-Jordanian, Sudanese, and Tunisian


[the four essential travel phrases]

Language information at Wikipedia and Ethnologue

Writing system information at Omniglot

Arabic fonts in the Gallery of Unicode Fonts

Alternate names for Chadian Spoken Arabic include Chad Arabic, Chadian Arabic, Chadic Arabic, L'arabe du Tchad, Arabe Choa, Baggara, Shuwa Arabic, Chowa, Shua, Shua Arabic, and Suwa


The four essential
travel phrases in English:

1) Where is my room?
2) Where is the beach?
3) Where is the bar?
4) Don't touch me there!
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