Mandjak language

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Mandjak
Native to Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, and the Gambia
Ethnicity Manjack people
Native speakers
310,000  (2006)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 mfv
Glottolog mand1419[2]

Mandjak (Manjack) is a Bak language of Guinea-Bissau and Senegal.

Other spellings are Mandjaque, Mandyak, Manjaca, Manjaco, Manjaku, Manjiak, Mendyako, and Ndyak; another name is Kanyop.

Dialects are distinct enough that some might be considered separate languages. They are:

  • Bok (Babok, Sarar, Teixeira Pinto, Tsaam)
  • Likes-Utsia (Baraa, Kalkus)
  • Cur (Churo)
  • Lund
  • Yu (Pecixe, Siis, Pulhilh)
  • Unhate (Binhante, Bissau)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mandjak at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Mandjak". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.