Loma (or Loghoma, Looma, Lorma) are a Manden ethnic group living primarily in the mountainous, sparsely populated border region between Guinea and Liberia. In 1991, their population was estimated in 250,000 Loma between both countries. [3 ] [3 ]
The Loma speak
a language in the Southwestern branch of the Mande family. The language is similar to the Kpelle, Mende, and Bandi languages. [3 ]
Malinke, Konyaka, and Kissi refer to the Loma as Toma. [1 ] Loma today refer to themselves as Löömàgìtì ( [3 ] IPA: , or Löghömagiti [lɔːmàɡìtì] in Guinea), meaning "Loma people," and call their language [lɔɣɔmaɡiti] Löömàgòòi or Löghömàgòòi [lɔːmàɡòːi] ). [lɔɣɔmàɡòːi] [3 ]
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^ a b Lewis, M. Paul, ed. (2009). "Toma". Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Sixteenth edition. SIL International.
^ Lewis, M. Paul, ed. (2009). "Loma". Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Sixteenth edition. SIL International.
^ a b c d e Leopold, Robert Selig (1991). "2". (Thesis). Indiana University. Prescriptive Alliance and Ritual Collaboration in Loma Society
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