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Côte d'Ivoire


Language Data

  • Alternate names: Bamanakan, Bambara; Also, in Côte d'Ivoire: Bamako, Bamana, Bamanakan
  • Dialects: Beledugu, Ganadugu, Maninkakan, Eastern, San, Segou, Sikasso, Somono, Standard Bambara, Wassulu, Wassulunka, Wassulunke, Wasulu, Wasulunkakan, Wasuu
  • Scriptures published: Bible (1961--1987) New Testament (1933--1990) Old Testament (2006) Portions (1923--1942)
    FCBH (La Sainte Bible en Bambara) See above
    The JESUS Film See above
  • Literacy: Literacy rate in first language: 15% in Bamanankan. Taught in primary schools
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: Mali
  • Region: Widespread. Koulikoro, Ségou, northern Sikasso, Watershed, middle Niger river; Kayes region
  • Also used in: Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Mauritania, Senegal
  • Religion: Muslim, traditional religion, Christian
  • Status: Recognized language in Mali
  • Number of users: 4,072,040 (4,000,000; 5,500 in Côte d'Ivoire (1993 SIL))
  • Vitality: Educational

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)

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