Maninkakan, Eastern

Language Data

  • Alternate names: Eastern Malinke, Kankan Maninka, Malinké, Mande, Maninka, Southern Maninka; Also, in Liberia: Eastern Malinke, Kankan Mininka; in Sierra Leone: Eastern Malinke, Kankan Maninka, Madingo, Malinké, Mande, Mandingo, Maninka, Maninka-Mori, Southern Malinke
  • Dialects: Amana, Baliya, Gbereduu, Kourousa, Maninka-Mori, Mori, Toron, Wasolon Maninka, Wassulu, Wassulunka, Wassulunke, Wasulunkakan, Wasuu
  • Scriptures published:
    • New Testament (1932 — 1966)
    • Portions (1931 — 1964)
    • The JESUS Film See above
  • Literacy: No information available.
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: Guinea
  • Region: Widespread and in all urban areas
  • Also used in: Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone
  • Religion: Muslim
  • Status: De facto language of national identity in Guinea
  • Number of users: 3,558,100 (3,000,000; 33,800 in Liberia (1991); 108,000 in Sierra Leone (2006))
  • Vitality: Wider Communication

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)