Kita Maninka language

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Not to be confused with Kagoro language (Nigeria).
Kita Maninkakan
Central Malinke
Native to Mali
Ethnicity Mandinka
Native speakers
450,000  (2009 census)[1]
Niger–Congo
  • Mande
    • Western Mande
      • ...
        • Manding
          • West Manding
            • Kita Maninkakan
Official status
Recognised minority
language in
Mali
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
mwk – Kita Maninka
xkg – Kagoro
Glottolog kita1248[2]

Kita Maninkakan, or Central Malinke, is a Manding language spoken by close to a million people in Mali, where it is a national language.. About 10% are ethnically Fula.

The Kagoro variety is 86% lexically similar according to Ethnologue, and is being replaced by Bambara.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kita Maninka at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Kagoro at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Kita–Kagoro". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.