Bambara
bamanankan, ߓߡߊߣߊ߲ߞߊ߲
Country Mali
Region central southern Mali
Ethnicity Bambara
Speakers
4.1 million (2012)
10 million L2 speakers
Spoken to varying degrees by 80% of the population of Mali
Family
Niger–Congo?
  • Mande
    • Western Mande
      • ...
        • Manding
          • East Manding
            • Bambara–Dyula
              • Bambara
Writing
Latin, N'Ko
AreaAlso in Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Guinea, Mauritania, Senegal.
Language Sites
ISO 639-1 bm
ISO 639-2 bam
ISO 639-3 bam
Glottolog bamb1269
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