Tumak language

language
name=Tumak
familycolor=Afro-Asiatic
states=Chad
region=Southwest
speakers=25,249 (1993)
fam1=Afro-Asiatic
fam2=Chadic
fam3=East Chadic
fam4=A
fam5=A.1
iso3=tmc

Tumak, also known as Toumak, Tumag, Tummok, Sara Toumak, Tumac, and Dije, is an Afro-Asiatic language spoken in the southwestern Chadian prefectures of Moyen-Chari and Koumra. The two dialects, Motun (also known as Mawer, Moden, Modin, Mod, Mot, and Motin) and Tumak, have a lexical similarity of 71%. Most Motun speakers' second language is Sara, though many are not proficient. [citeweb |url=http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=tmc |title=Ethnologue report for language code:tmc |accessdate=2008-06-30 |publisher=SIL International |editor=Raymond G. Gordon, Jr. |year=2005 |location=Dallas, Texas |work=Ethnologue, Languages of the World |edition=15]

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