Jola-Fonyi language

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Jola-Fonyi
kujóolay
Native to Gambia, Senegal
Region Casamance
Native speakers
unknown (undated figure of 410,000)[1]
Widespread as a second language
Dialects
Buluf
Fonyi
Kombo
Kalounaye
Narang
Language codes
ISO 639-3 dyo
Glottolog jola1263[2]

Jola or Diola, also called Jola-Fonyi, is a language spoken by half a million people in the Casamance region of Senegal, and neighboring countries. The French spelling is Diola and Diola Fogny. Jola people themselves say that a person is ajoola and they speak joola.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Jola-Fonyi at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Jola-Fonyi". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  • Hopkins, Bradley L. 1995. Contribution a une etude de la syntaxe Diola-Fogny. Cahiers de Recherche Linguistique, 4. Dakar: Société Internationale de Linguistique.
  • Hopkins, Bradley and Elizabeth Hopkins. 1992. Apprentissage de la langue Diola-Fogny: Un cours pratique. Dakar: Société Internationale de Linguistique.