Language Snapshots

Gizey (Cameroon and Chad) - Language Snapshot


  • Guillaume Guitang


Gizey is a Masa languoid spoken in Cameroon and Chad. It has often been described as a dialect of Masana (ISO 639-3: mcn), however, recent findings have highlighted several linguistic features which may warrant its classification as a distinct language within Masa. So far, there has been only a fragmentary attempt at a description of Gizey. The languoid is currently under active description and aspects of the language practices of its speakers are being documented.


GizeyMasa languoidCameroonChad
  • Year: 2021
  • Volume: 20
  • Page/Article: 236-243
  • DOI: 10.25894/ldd52
  • Published on 31 Dec 2021