Côte d'Ivoire

Bamanankan

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)