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Most people probably couldn’t name what languages are spoken in Chad. Officially, the country uses Arabic and French, but in reality, many Chadians don’t speak either language. The de facto lingua franca of the country is Chadian Arabic, separate from the Modern Standard Arabic used at the national level, but still, only around 60% of Chadians at most speak Chadian Arabic. All throughout the country are minority languages used at the local level, and that’s what most people speak—languages like Daza.

Daza, with around 700,000 native speakers, is known by many names, including Dazaga, Tedaga, Tebu, Teda, Teda-Daza, and Tubu. The confusion arises from the closely related language spoken by around 60,000 people from the same ethnic group, known as the Toubou. Since the languages are so similar, they’re sometimes considered the same language—which can make references to the language confusing. Like most other minority languages in Chad, Daza suffers from poor representation, including in translation services—but we at want to change that. We’re proudly introducing our new Daza translation services today.

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Here’s our quick overview of the Daza language.

Most Daza speakers (roughly 600,000) live in Chad, specifically the regions of Borkou-Ennedi-Tibesti, Bahr el Gazel, Batha, Borkou, Hadjer-Lamis, Kanem, Lac, and Wadi Fira, with another 100,000 or so residing in neighboring Niger, particularly the regions of Diffa and Zinder. Small numbers of speakers can also be found in Libya and Sudan, in addition to a small diaspora community in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The language hails from the Nilo–Saharan language family, as do many other languages spoken in Chad, such as Ngambay and Kanembu.

Daza’s main two dialects are Daza proper and Kara, but the language features several more mutually intelligible dialects—Kaga, Kanobo, Taruge, and Azza, to name a few. Some dialects exhibit more of a French influence, whereas others have been more heavily shaped by Arabic. Given the minority status of their language, most Daza speakers speak one or more other regional languages, such as French, Arabic, Zaghawa, Hausa, Zarma, Kanuri, or a Tuareg language. Daza is a tricky language to translate because it contains many grammatical features not found in English, but if you work with native-speaking translators—which our team is full of—you won’t have a problem.

Turn to us whenever you need Daza translation services.

Wherever our translators hail from in Chad, Niger, or elsewhere in northern Africa, they’re eager to help you with your Daza translation project. They’re proud of their native language, and they have the skills and experience necessary to offer top-notch translation services to and from it. We’ve made sure to hire translators who represent as many Daza dialects as possible, so if you’re looking for a translator who speaks a specific dialect—Daza proper, Kara, Kaga, Kanobo, Taruge, Azza, or something else—just let us know!

We also cater to the diverse needs of our clients by hiring translators who are skilled in a wide range of translation domains and fields. For clients looking for translation help with academic documents, our academic team can help—even if your text contains technical jargon in your field. For clients looking to expand or promote their business, you can work with our business team—we’re available to translate internal and external business documents in any industry. And for clients who want to translate more creatively oriented works, our Daza translation team can help you, too—for literature of any medium, in any genre, about any subject.

Do you want to put our Daza translators to work with your project? All you have to do is send us your files and specify your needs—place your first order now!


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