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Kabba est une langue Soudan-Centrale du group Sara-Ouest; elle est parlée par environ 80,000 personnes dans la République Centrafrique. Les Kabbas sont des guerriers, qui font l’agriculture, la chasse et la pêche. Ils sont venus en R.C.A de l’Afrique-Est pendant des guerres civiles et esclavage. Les Kabbas ont lutté à côté des Français en Europe et en Indo-Chine. La R.C.A., qui s’appelait auparavant Ubangi-Shari, a gagné son indépendance de la France en 1960.
Kabba is a Central-Sudanic language of the West-Sara group; it is spoken by approximately 80,000 people in the Central African Republic. The Kabba are warriors, agriculturalists, hunters and fishermen. They migrated from East-Africa to the C.A.R. during civil upheavals and slave trade. The Kabba fought alongside the French in Europe and in Indo-China. The C.A.R., which was previously called Ubangi-Shari, gained its independence from France in 1960.
Rosmarie Moser worked five years (1994-1999) as linguist among the Kabba. She is the author of ‘Kabba: A Nilo-Saharan Language of the Central African Republic’, which was published by LINCOM in 2004. Jean-Pierre Dingatoloum, a Kabba and French-English teacher, was her close collaborator. Together they compiled the Kabba words and expressions and translated them into French and English.