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Title:A Sociolinguistic Survey of Eastern Maninkakan, including the Wassulu area

In February 2011 a survey was conducted to clarify the geographic boundaries involving several speech varieties of the Mandé language family spoken in southern Mali and northeastern Guinea, with relevance to the northwestern corner of Côte d’Ivoire. The implicated speech varieties are Bambara [bam] (i.e. wassulunkakan dialect), Eastern Maninkakan [emk], Wojenakan [jod] (i.e. folonkakan dialect), and Jula [dyu]. The tools used were a participatory mapping exercise, a group questionnaire, individual questionnaires, and a sentence repetition test. The results indicate that the boundaries of Eastern Maninkakan form a polygon roughly following lines drawn from Bamako (in Mali), to Dabola (in Guinea), to Faranah (in Guinea), to Kérouané (in Guinea), to the point where Guinea, Ivory Coast, and Mali come together, and back to Bamako. In addition to literature already being developed in the maninka-mori dialect of Guinea, it is recommended that another literacy program be developed in Mali for the Maninka people living south of Bamako, resulting in two programs for Eastern Maninkakan.

Contributor (author):Hochstetler, J. Lee
Date (W3CDTF):2012
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/50229
Extent:54 pages
Identifier (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/50229
Is Part Of:SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2012-028
Language (ISO639):eng
Publisher:SIL International
Spatial Coverage (ISO3166):CL
Subject:Bambara language
Dyula language
Eastern Maninkakan language
Wojenaka language
Language surveys
Subject (ISO639):bam
Type (DCMI):Text


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Citation: Hochstetler, J. Lee. 2012. SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2012-028.
Terms: area_Africa area_Europe country_CI country_GB country_GN country_ML dcmi_StillImage dcmi_Text iso639_bam iso639_dyu iso639_emk iso639_eng iso639_jod

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Country: Côte d'IvoireGuineaMali
Area: Africa

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