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PanAfriL10n - PanAfrLoc - Tsam

Tsam

1.  Classification / Classification

Linguistic lineage:

Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Kainji, Eastern, Piti-Atsam (Ethnologue)

Alternate name: Chawai


2.  Where Spoken / Localisation géographique

Tsam is spoken by the Atsam people of Southern Kaduna, Nigeria. Specifically, it is spoken in Kauru LGA, Kaduna State. (Zitt)


3.  Number of Speakers / Nombre de locuteurs

As with all Nigerian languages only an estimate can be made due to a lack of data. Ethnologue gives a population of 30,000 in 1972.


4.  Dialect Survey / Enquête de dialecte


5.  Usage / Utilisation


6.  Orthography / Orthographe

6.1  Status / Statut

6.2  Sample Alphabet / Alphabet exemple

ʼ A A B C CH D DY E F G G GB GW GY H HY I J K K KP KW L LY M N N NY O P PH PY R RY S SH T TS U V W WH Y Y Z (Zitt)


7.  Use in ICT / Utilisation dans les TIC

7.1  Fonts / Polices

7.2  Keyboards / Claviers

a) Keyboard Layouts / Dispositions de clavier

b) Production Keyboards / Claviers de production

7.3  Content on computers & internet / Contenu en informatique et sur l'Internet

7.4  Localized software / Logiciels localisés

7.5  Codes / Codes

  • ISO 639-1:
  • ISO 639-2:
  • ISO/DIS 639-3: cch

7.6  Other / Autre


8.  Localisation resources / Ressources pour localisation

8.1  Individuals (experts) / Individuelles (experts)

8.2  Institutions / Institutions

Fantsuam Foundation, http://fantsuam.org

8.3  On the internet / Sur la toile

Zitt Localization Project, http://zitt.sourceforge.net


9.  Comments / Remarques


10.  References / Références

Ethnologue page for Tsam: http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=cch (Note that they refer to the language by the name of the people, Atsam.)

Zitt Localization Project, http://zitt.sourceforge.net


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