Daju Dar Daju
Daju Mongo
Native toChad
RegionBatha (Mongo)
Native speakers
60,000 (2020)[1]
  • Bardangal
  • Eref
  • Gadjira
Language codes
ISO 639-3djc

Daju Mongo, also Wadai Daju or Dar Daju Daju, is an Eastern Sudanic language, one of three closely related languages in the area called "Daju" (the other two being the Nyala language and the Sila language). It is spoken in Chad by the Dar Daju Daju people near the Darfur border. There are three dialects, Bardangal, Eref, and Gadjira.



Labial Alveolar Palatal Velar/
Plosive voiceless p t c k
voiced b d ɟ ɡ
prenasal ᵐb ⁿd ᶮɟ ᵑɡ
implosive ɓ ɗ ʄ
Fricative voiceless s (h)
voiced (z)
Nasal m n ɲ ŋ
Tap ɾ
Approximant w l j


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Mid e o
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  1. ^ Daju Dar Daju at Ethnologue (25th ed., 2022) Closed access icon
  2. ^ Aviles, Arthur J. (2008). The phonology and morphology of the Dar Daju Daju language. University of North Dakota.