[aka Barein, Baraïn, Guilia]

Classification: Afro-Asiatic




Recording and archiving Barayin (Jalkiya) language data

Barayin (or Baraïn) is a Chadic language spoken by about 6000 people in the Guera region of the Republic of Chad. In 2010 the Barayin community began working with linguists and literacy specialists to develop an orthography and a mother-tongue literacy program. This project is a collaboration with the language association to produce more audio and video recordings of the language with transcriptions and translations. The recordings and transcriptions have a three-fold application: to produce more material for the mother-tongue literacy program, to provide data for ongoing linguistic analysis, and to preserve unique cultural and linguistic traits against the danger of extinction.

Vasiliki Vita


Jan. 1, 2017